Pete Newell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pete Newell

Canadian basketball player and coach, college athletics administrator

Date of Birth: 31-Aug-1915

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Death: 17-Nov-2008

Profession: basketball player, basketball coach

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Pete Newell

  • Peter Francis 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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