21252022_8fdda98341If you know Cal Basketball, you at the very least have heard of Pete Newell. After all, there’s only a court at Harmon Gym dedicated in his honor. Which is why we’re bursting with pride to inform you that Newell is among 11 who will be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame this September.

Newell’s impressive legacy—in addition to his successful coaching careers at Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and Michigan State—includes leading the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team to gold in 1960. Oscar Robertson, one of the other FIBA inductees announced today, was the co-captain of said team.

The award will be, unfortunately, bestowed on Newell posthumously, as the legend passed away in November 2008.

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Robertson, Newell and Yow all are headed to FIBA Hall of Fame [Metronews.ca]



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