Newble in 2005
|Small forward / Power forward|
January 20, 1975 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Southfield (Southfield, Michigan)|
|College||Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (1993–1995)
Miami (Ohio) (1995–1997)
|NBA draft||1997 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||1997–2010|
|1997||Wisconsin Blast (IBA)|
|1998–2000||Idaho Stampede (CBA)|
|2000||Keravnos Strovolos (Cyprus)|
|2000–2001||San Antonio Spurs|
|2001||Flint Fuze (CBA)|
|2002||Oklahoma Storm (USBL)|
|2008||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2009||Bnei HaSharon (Israel)|
|2009||Keravnos Strovolos (Cyprus)|
|2009–2010||Cáceres 2016 Basket (Spain)|
|2011–2012||Canton Charge (D-League) (asst.)|
|2012–present||Austin Toros (D-League) (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ira Newble (born January 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who has most recently worked as an assistant coach with the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League. He previously played in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs, the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
After graduating from Southfield High School in 1993, Newble went to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before attending Miami University in Ohio, where he studied sports marketing. As a senior at Miami, he averaged 11.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game while earning Honorable Mention All-Mid American Conference honors.
After an uneventful first season with the Spurs and one and-a-half consistent ones with the Hawks, the Cavaliers signed Newble as a free agent on July 2003. Injuries hampered Newble in the 2005-06 NBA season. He missed 21 games with a right foot strain and missed 14 games with a facial abscess. On December, 2007, it was revealed that the Cavaliers fined Newble and Damon Jones an undisclosed amount of money, for refusing to come off the bench during the final minute of their Christmas Day win over the Miami Heat. On February 21, 2008 he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in a multi-player deal including Ben Wallace, Joe Smith, Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West, Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, Donyell Marshall, and more . He was then waived by the Sonics one week later. On March, 2008, it was confirmed that Newble signed a ten-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Nine days later, the Lakers signed Newble for the remainder of the 2007-2008 Season.
Newble started his professional career overseas in the Cypriot League playing for Keravnos Strovolos. Keravnos won the Cyprus Basketball Division 1 championship in 2000. In March 2009, he signed with Bnei HaSharon from the Israeli BSL for the remainder of the season. He joined the Greek League club Aris Thessaloniki in August 2009. However, he had to leave them before he played any games with them due to legal matters. He signed for Cáceres 2016 Basket in December 2009. Cáceres released him a month later.
In 2012, he became an assistant coach for the Austin Toros.
Ira Newble leads a campaign to help bring awareness to China's involvement in the Darfur crisis. Ira Newble saw a letter that Aid Still Required had written expressing concern about investments funding the crisis in Darfur. He collected signatures around the league for the letter that then was presented to the Chinese Government and the President of the Olympic Committee for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
NBA career statistics
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Report: Cavs' Jones, Newble refused to play game's final minute., ESPN.com, December 28, 2007
- "NBA.com: February 2008 Transactions". Retrieved 2008-04-02.
- Sonics Roster Updates
- Lakers sign Ira Newble
- Lakers Sign Ira Newble For Remainder Of Season
- Bnei Hasharon, Newble to replace Onyekwe
- Arisbc.gr πό τα κίτρινα των Lakers, στα κίτρινα του ΑΡΗ o IRA NEWBLE (Greek)
- Ira Newble signs for Caceres 2016
- "Caceres replace Ira Newble with Shawn Taggart". Eurobasket. January 24, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
- Weir, Josh (March 31, 2012). "Newble returns to the court as coach with Charge". CantonRep.com. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- Cavs' Newble Takes Up Darfur Cause - FanHouse - AOL Sports Blog