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  Pete Newell
Pete Newell

Player Profile

Regarded as one of the finest basketball coaches in the history of the sport...coached the Bears to the NCAA title in 1959, defeating West Virginia in the finals...compiled a 25-4 record that season, including a PCC title with a 14-2 record...the Bears finished second in the nation in 1960 after a 28-2 season, losing to Cincinnati in the NCAA finals...had a career record of 119-44, including three 20-win seasons...his last two teams won 44 of their last 46 games...was the head coach of the 1960 Olympic team and led the U.S. squad to a gold medal...was named the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978...honored on Dec. 21, 1987 with the renaming of the playing surface at Harmon Gym as "Pete Newell Court" in his honor and the floor at Haas Pavilion still bears that name.


Cal Bears Men's Basketball