Tom Newell

About Tom Newell

Veteran basketball coach Tom Newell has spent over 25 years in the highest levels of professional and international basketball programs. This extensive basketball experience has earned him the reputation as an authority on player development.

Newell began his professional career in 1980 as an east coast scout for the Golden State Warriors. In 1984, he moved to Indiana to become the Director of Player Personnel for the Pacers. After two years in Indiana, Newell moved to the bench as an assistant coach with the Seattle Sonics. From 1990-1997, Newell worked with the New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Dallas Mavericks. Coach Newell entered the realm of international basketball in 1995 becoming the head coach of the Greek professional team Iraklis. He was later named the Head Coach of the Japan National Men's Team. Coach Newell also worked for the United States Basketball Academy as Director of International Clinics in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines, and is currently a facilitator for FIBA's Olympic Solidarity Basketball Coaching Clinics.

Since Newell began his work with international programs, much of his time and focus has continued in the area of basketball fundamentals and curriculum both in the United States and abroad. In addition to his coordination of his "Best Effort" basketball camps and clinics, he has also developed videos, publications, and programs that have focused on youth participation in basketball, teaching young people, parents, and coaches the necessary skills to be a successful participant in the game. His non-profit organization, Coaches Who Care, Intl. is specifically designed to assist volunteer coaches at every level with a proper teaching model and participant/player development programs that will enable coaches and kids alike to have a positive experience with youth sports.




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