Former Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball coach Don Newman passed away at age 60 after a battle with cancer, mysanantonio.com 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.
RIP Coach Don Newman. Our interim coach in 1997-98 who led us to 18 wins after taking the job in September. One of those wins was at No. 4 Stanford 90-87 on Jan. 31, one of the best road wins in school history. pic.twitter.com/lBoau7NHXY
— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) September 13, 2018