Former Cal coach Newell dies at 93

Updated: November 19, 2008, 12:34 PM ET
Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Pete Newell coached his last game nearly a half-century ago, but his impact on basketball is felt at the game's highest level even today.

The beloved Hall of Fame coach, who won an NCAA championship and an Olympic gold medal and who later tutored some of the game's greatest big men, died Monday. He was 93.

His death was confirmed by the University of California, the school Newell coached to a national title in 1959. Newell, who had been living near San Diego, had ...

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