Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Pete Newell (1915-2008)
The world basketball community mourns the passing of Pete Newell this past Monday.
For those of you who don't know about him, Coach Newell left his mark in many ways, including an NCAA Championship in 1959, coaching the USA Olympic Team to a Gold Medal in the 1960 Olympics, and developing the now world famous Pete Newell's Big Man Camp and the more recent Pete Newell Tall Women's Basketball Camp where 4's and 5's come to improve their game.
As Bill Walton said, "He was a caring, loving, selfless man who was a coach of not just basketball but life.
May he rest in peace and may his teachings live on in the players and coaches he touched.