Don Newman (basketball)

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Don Newman
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Newman with Washington Wizards in 2013
Personal information
Born(1957-11-22)November 22, 1957
New Orleans, Louisiana
DiedSeptember 11, 2018(2018-09-11) (aged 60)
New Orleans, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High school Brother Martin
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1980–1983
Position Guard
Coaching career1986–2016
Career history
As player:
1980–1983 Montana Golden Nuggets (CBA)
As coach:
1986–1987 Moscow (ID) HS (sophomores)
1987–1992 Washington State (assistant)
1992–1997 Sacramento State
1997–1998 Arizona State
19992003 Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
2003–2004 New Jersey Nets (assistant)
20042012 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
20122016 Washington Wizards (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As assistant coach:

Donald David Newman (November 22, 1957 September 11, 2018) was an American professional athlete in basketball and Canadian football. Following his playing career, he was the head basketball coach at Arizona State for the 1997–98 season, and Sacramento State from 1992 to 1997. [1] He also was an assistant coach in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, and Washington Wizards.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

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Canadian football Canadian sport in which opposing teams of twelve players attempt to score by advancing a ball by running, passing and kicking

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Early life

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, [2] Newman was a multi-sport athlete at its Brother Martin High School and graduated in 1975. [3] In his junior year, he was a teammate of Rick Robey on the Crusaders' state championship basketball team. [3]

New Orleans Largest city in Louisiana

New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 393,292 in 2017, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.

Louisiana State of the United States of America

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

Brother Martin High School

Brother Martin High School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory school located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. It was established in 1869 by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, establishing the school as St. Aloysius College. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

College career

Newman attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge as a freshman in the 1975–76 season and played on the LSU Tigers basketball team. After the year, he transferred to Lake City Community College and Grambling State University and then in fall 1977 to the University of Idaho in Moscow. [4] [5] [6] Newman did not play at Grambling and played only one game with Lake City. [4]

Louisiana State University university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Louisiana State University is a public research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and occupies a 650-acre (2.6 km²) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Capital of Louisiana

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the most populous parish in Louisiana. It is the 99th most populous city in the United States, and second-largest city in Louisiana after New Orleans. It is also the 16th most populous state capital. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 2017 estimate, Baton Rouge had a population of 227,549, down from 229,493 at the 2010 census. Baton Rouge is the center of Greater Baton Rouge, the second-largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, with a population of 834,159 as of 2017, up from 802,484 in 2010 and 829,719 in 2015.

LSU Tigers basketball NCAA Division 1 Basketball Program

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After sitting out a year due to transfer rules, Newman played for the Idaho Vandals from 1978 to 1980 under new head coach Don Monson. [4] [5] [7] Following five consecutive years in the Big Sky cellar, Idaho rose to second place in the conference standings in Newman's senior season and qualified for the four-team conference tournament for the first time; [8] [9] he was a unanimous first team all-conference selection. [10] [11] [12] Prior to his senior year, Newman was selected in fourth round of the 1979 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers; [4] then was taken in the third round in 1980 by the Boston Celtics. [13] Veteran guard Nate Archibald was a holdout during training camp, but after he agreed to terms in October, [14] Boston head coach Bill Fitch cut Newman two days before their first regular season game; [15] [16] [17] the Celtics went on to win the NBA title that season.

Idaho Vandals mens basketball

The Idaho Vandals men's basketball team represents the University of Idaho, located in Moscow, Idaho, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They currently compete in the Big Sky Conference. The Vandals are currently coached by Don Verlin and play their home games on campus at the Cowan Spectrum (7,000) at the Kibbie Dome; the Memorial Gym is the alternate venue. The university is preparing to build the new Idaho Central Credit Union Arena; when the 4,200-seat venue opens in 2021, the men's basketball team, as well as the women's basketball and volleyball teams, will move to the new facility.

The 1979–80 Idaho Vandals men's basketball team represented the University of Idaho during the 1979–80 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach Don Monson and played their home games on campus at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.

Donald Lloyd Monson is a former college basketball head coach and the father of head coach Dan Monson. He was a high school head coach for 18 seasons and college head coach for 14 seasons: five at Idaho and nine at Oregon. He was selected by his peers as the national coach of the year in 1982. Monson spent 1993 in Australia, coaching the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League.

Newman also played center field for the Vandal baseball team in 1979, [4] [18] and was inducted into the UI athletics hall of fame in 2018. [19] [20]

Center fielder defensive position in baseball

A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field – the baseball and softball fielding position between left field and right field. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the center fielder is assigned the number 8.

The Idaho Vandals baseball team was the varsity intercollegiate baseball team of the University of Idaho, located in Moscow, Idaho.

Football career

Don Newman
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) Wide receiver
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
College Idaho
High school Brother Martin
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Career history
As player
1981 Seattle Seahawks*
1981–1983 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1984 Montreal Concordes
1985 New York Jets*
1985 Ottawa Rough Riders
1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*Offseason and/or practice squad only

Although he had not played high school or college football, Newman tried out for the Seattle Seahawks as a cornerback in 1981. [17] [21] He played in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1981–1983), [22] Montreal Concordes (1984), Ottawa Rough Riders (1985), and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1986) as a wide receiver. [23] [24]

High school football secondary school competition in gridiron football

High school football is gridiron football played by high school teams in the United States and Canada. It ranks among the most popular interscholastic sports in both countries. It is also popular amongst American High school teams in Europe.

College football collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by student-athletes of American/Canadian colleges and universities

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.

Seattle Seahawks National Football League franchise in Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. They joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. The Seahawks are coached by Pete Carroll. Since 2002, they have played their home games at CenturyLink Field, located south of downtown Seattle. They previously played home games in the Kingdome (1976–1999) and Husky Stadium.

While playing pro football, Newman also played pro basketball for three seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) with the Montana Golden Nuggets (in Great Falls), with George Karl as head coach. [25]

Coaching career

High school

Returning to northern Idaho in 1985, Newman was an assistant football coach at Lewiston High School for a season, then an assistant football coach and sophomore basketball coach at Moscow High School; [26] [27] he also worked as shoe department manager at a local store while coaching high school sports. [26] [28] Newman completed his bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Idaho in 1987. [29]

College

From 1987 to 1992, Newman was an assistant coach at neighboring Washington State in Pullman under Kelvin Sampson, [24] and earned his master's degree in education from WSU in 1989. [29] [30] The Cougars made the NIT in his final year as an assistant there. [31]

From 1992 to 1997, Newman was head coach of Sacramento State. In five seasons with a Hornets program that was transitioning from Division II to Division I, he had a 20–114 (.149) record. [32] He then became an assistant at Arizona State in Tempe, and was appointed the head coach in September 1997 following the resignation of Bill Frieder. [29] [33] [34] In his only season at ASU, Newman had an 18–14 record, concluded with a first-round loss in the NIT. [35]

NBA

In 1999, Newman became an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks under George Karl, and moved to the New Jersey Nets in 2003. [36] In 2004, Newman joined Gregg Popovich's staff at the San Antonio Spurs. [37] After eight seasons with the Spurs that included two NBA titles in 2005 and 2007, he joined Randy Wittman's staff at the Washington Wizards in 2012. [38]

Death

After a long battle with brain cancer, Newman died at age 60 at his New Orleans home on September 11, 2018. [3] [39] [40] [41]

Head coaching record

Don Newman coaching record: [31]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Sacramento State Hornets (NCAA Division I independent)(1992–1994)
1992–93Sacramento State3–24
1993–94Sacramento State1–26
Sacramento State Hornets(American West Conference)(1994–1996)
1994–95Sacramento State6–212–43rd
1995–96Sacramento State7–202–4T–3rd
Sacramento State Hornets(Big Sky Conference)(1996–1997)
1996–97Sacramento State3–232–149th
Sacramento State:20–1146–22
Arizona State Sun Devils (Pacific-10 Conference)(1997–1998)
1997–98Arizona State18–148–10T–5th NIT First Round
Arizona State:18–148–10
Total:38–128

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The 1928 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1928 college football season. The Vandals were led by third-year head coach Charles Erb and were in their seventh season in the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus in Moscow at MacLean Field. Idaho compiled a 3–4–1 overall record and went 2–3 in conference games.

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The 1950 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1950 college football season. The Vandals were led by fourth-year head coach Dixie Howell and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. Home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one game in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College, the season opener at the new venue.

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