Coach Pete Newell led the University of San Francisco to the NIT title in 1949. Ten years later, he led the University of California at Berkeley to the NCAA Championship. And under his leadership, the United States Basketball Team won the 1960 Olympic Gold Medal. These victories represent a triple crown never before achieved. Newell was general manager of the NBA San Diego Rockets and later held the same post with the Los Angeles Lakers. He joined the Golden State Warriors as talent consultant in 1977. He wad elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
Plaque location: University of California, Berkeley