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Former ASU basketball coach Don Newman dies at age 60

Posted at 4:06 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 21:44:36-04

Former Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball coach Don Newman passed away at age 60 after a battle with cancer, reported Wednesday.

After joining the team as an assistant coach, Newman went 18-14 as ASU's interim head coach during the 1997-98 season following the resignation of long-time head coach Bill Frieder. He previously served as the head coach at Sacramento State.

Newman went on to win two NBA titles as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, a position he held from 2004-12. He also served as an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and Washington Wizards.