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Former Cal Coach, Pete Newell, Passes at Age 93

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KevinmH9, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    News just broke over ESPN. Link later.
     
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Re: Former Cal Coach, Pete Newell, Passes at Age 92

    One of the all-time great, specialized in coach big men at his "Big man" camp in recent years.

    Coached Cal to the NCAA title in '59 and US Olympic gold medal team in '60.
     
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Re: Former Cal Coach, Pete Newell, Passes at Age 92

    RIP to a great man and coach. Isn't the annual Pete Newell Challenge coming up soon, too?

    Edit update: Just checked Cal and Stanford schedules and the PNC is no more. What a shame.
     
  4. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Re: Former Cal Coach, Pete Newell, Passes at Age 92

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3709014

    Honored by Bob Knight in 2007, being called one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history.
     
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: Former Cal Coach, Pete Newell, Passes at Age 92

    An all-time great. We were lucky to have him for so long. I guess Heaven had a big man who needs some help on his footwork.

    RIP Mr. Newell and thanks.
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Re: Former Cal Coach, Pete Newell, Passes at Age 92

    One of the truly great minds in the game's history. HIS coaching tree is the redwood which towers over all others. Knight and Krzyzewski are fourth-and-fifth-generation branches.
     
  7. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    My goodness.

    RIP "Coach."

    His impact and legacy aren't very well known, shoot, he isn't well known by the common basketball fan, but his work helped change the game into the sport that it is today.
     
  8. Nice tribute by Bruce Jenkins of the SF Chronicle, who wrote Newell's biography.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/17/SPGM1468HJ.DTL
     
  9. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Walked in from the office about 10 minutes ago and heard (Uncle) Brent and Lavin talk about it.

    Big, big loss in college hoops and the revolution of using the center down low in the lane. I'm hoping Cal does something special for Coach when they step onto Pete Newell Court at Haas Pavilion (I don't know what the hell else they call it, but I prefer they drop the corporation name tag on it).

    A tip of the hat to Coach Newell, as he shows George Mikan and Wilt Chamberlain some new foot work and moves upstairs in Big Man heaven.
     
  10. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Like many others, ESPN did not break this story.
    And the Pete Newell Challenge is on hiatus. It's not dead.
     
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Pete Newell will teach more than just Jesus Shuttlesworth the nuances of the post.

    RIP and thanks for your unforgettable contributions to a great game.
     
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    What a lot of people don't know is Pete Newell never took a dime to hold his Big Man Camp. He did it for the love of the game. This came up in the thread a couple of weeks ago about the 7-6 kid who got staph in his foot.
     
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