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Pete Newell

AKA Peter Francis Newell

Born: 3-Aug-1915
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 17-Nov-2008
Location of death: Rancho Santa Fe, CA [1]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Basketball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Influential NCAA coach

Military service: US Navy (1942-46)


[1] In Rancho San Antonio at the home of Dr. Earl Shultz, one of Newell's former players and a retired physician, who had also been acting as his caretaker during his final illness.

Wife: Florence J. O'Connor (d. 1984, four sons)
Son: Pete Newell, Jr.

    University: Loyola Marymount University
    Coach: Head Coach, University of San Francisco (1946-50)
    Coach: Head Coach, Michigan State University (1950-54)
    Coach: Head Coach, University of California at Berkeley (1954-60)
    Coach: Athletic Director, University of California at Berkeley (1960-68)

    US Olympic Committee (1960-68)
    US Olympic Committee (1978-90)
    Basketball Hall of Fame 1979
    Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984
    Lung Removal 2005 (cancerous)
    Risk Factors: Lung Cancer

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Cleveland Cavaliers West Coast Scout (1991-2000)
    Golden State Warriors Dir. of Player Personnel (1984-91)
    Golden State Warriors Talent Consultant (1977-84)
    Los Angeles Lakers General Manager (1972-76)
    San Diego Rockets General Manager (1968-71)

Author of books:
Pete Newell's Playing Big (2008, with Swen Nater)


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