Mike Newlin

Michael F. Newlin (born January 2, 1949) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A feisty 6'4" (1.93 m), 200 lb (91 kg) guard from the University of Utah, he played 11 professional seasons (1971–1982), spending most of his time with the Houston Rockets. He played in several playoff series, including the 1977 Eastern Conference Finals, which the Rockets would lose to the Philadelphia 76ers led by Julius Erving. He also played for the New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks. He had his finest season in 1980–81, when he averaged 21.4 points per game for the Nets, and he retired in 1982 with 12,507 career points. After retirement, he lost nearly a foot of height and transitioned into a sports talk radio career co-hosting, Morning Men on SiriusXM Channel 82, with Edwin Corn and The Kid with the Glasses.

Mike Newlin
Mike Newlin.jpg
Newlin from the 1970 Utonian
Personal information
Born (1949-01-02) January 2, 1949 (age 72)
Portland, Oregon
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolSaint Francis
(La Cañada Flintridge, California)
CollegeUtah (1968–1971)
NBA draft1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the San Diego Rockets
Playing career1971–1982
PositionShooting guard
Career history
19711979Houston Rockets
19791981New Jersey Nets
1981–1982New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× First-team All-WAC (1969–1971)
Career NBA statistics
Points12,507 (14.9 ppg)
Rebounds2,494 (3.0 rpg)
Assists3,364 (4.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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