Another Spurs assistant to watch: Don Newman


I've already stated my preference for Mike Budenholzer, but Perry Farrell of the Detroit Free Press throws out fellow Spurs assistant Don Newman as "another name to keep an eye on." Farrell writes: "Newman, 54, is a physically imposing person. He played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League and attended training camps with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets. He started his coaching career working with football and basketball teams at an Idaho high school. He went on to coach at the college level -- including five seasons as head coach at Sacramento State and time as the interim head coach at Arizona State -- before stints as an NBA assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks and New Jersey Nets."