Pete Newell

Career Record:233-123
  • 1946-1960
  • San Francisco
  • Michigan State
  • California
  • 70-37
  • 45-42
  • 119-44

Pete Newell (August 31, 1915 – November 17, 2008) was an American college men's basketball coach and basketball instructional coach. He coached for 15 years at the University of San Francisco, Michigan State University and the University of California, Berkeley, compiling an overall record of 234 wins and 123 losses.[1] He led the University of California to the 1959 NCAA men's basketball championship, and a year later coached the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 1960 Summer Olympics, a team that would be inducted as a unit to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.[2] After his coaching career ended he ran a world-famous instructional basketball camp and served as a consultant and scout for several National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. He is often considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of basketball.[3][4][5]

  • Regional Championships - Final Four (1959, 1960)
  • 1949 NIT championship, San Francisco Dons
  • 1959 NCAA championship, California Golden Bears
  • 1960 Summer Olympics, Gold-medal winners
  • Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award, 1960

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