Don Newman (basketball)

Don Newman
Don Newman in 2013.jpg
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
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High schoolBrother Martin
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1980–1983
Coaching career1986–2016
Career history
As player:
1980–1983Montana Golden Nuggets
As coach:
1986–1987Moscow HS (sophomores)
1987–1992Washington State (assistant)
1992–1997Sacramento State
1997–1998Arizona State
19992003Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
2003–2004New Jersey Nets (assistant)
20042012San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
20122016Washington 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.

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]

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