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Milt Newton

Director of Player Personnel

National Basketball Players Association

HQ Phone: (212) 407-8000

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National Basketball Players Association

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New York City, New York 10022

United States

Company Description

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major internationa ... more

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Employment History

Basketball-Reference.com

Education

Bachelor of Science

Education

University of Kansas

Master of Science

Sports Administration

University of Kansas

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Staff Directory | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS

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Milt Newton Player Personnel Director

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Milt Newton was named Director of Player Personnel for the NBDL on May 16, 2000.
In this position, Newton is responsible for evaluating, recruiting and signing players and assisting the Executive Director on the league's day-to-day basketball operations.
Prior to joining the NBDL, Newton spent two years as a scout with Philadelphia 76ers where he was responsible for collegiate and advanced scouting, and assisted in evaluating and selecting draft picks.
Newton also served as the Assistant Director for the USA Men's Basketball program from 1995-99.He coordinated the USA Men's Basketball National Team trials, training camps, exhibition games and team competitions, and served as a liaison for USA Men's Basketball teams at international competitions.Newton also researched, scouted and recruited college and high school players and coaches to become involved in USA Basketball.
Newton was a member of the 1988 University of Kansas National Championship team, and was named to the NCAA Midwest Regional and Final Four All-Tournament teams.He went on to play in the Continental Basketball Association for the Rockford Lightning and Grand Rapids Hoops.
Newton received his Master of Science in Sports Administration from the University of Kansas in 1992 and his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Kansas in 1989.Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and raised in Washington, DC, Newton resides in Summit, NJ with is wife Shalaun.


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Milt Newton Player Personnel Director

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Milt Newton was named Director of Player Personnel for the NBDL on May 16, 2000.
In this position, Newton is responsible for evaluating, recruiting and signing players and assisting the Executive Director on the league's day-to-day basketball operations.
Prior to joining the NBDL, Newton spent two years as a scout with Philadelphia 76ers where he was responsible for collegiate and advanced scouting, and assisted in evaluating and selecting draft picks.
Newton also served as the Assistant Director for the USA Men's Basketball program from 1995-99.He coordinated the USA Men's Basketball National Team trials, training camps, exhibition games and team competitions, and served as a liaison for USA Men's Basketball teams at international competitions.Newton also researched, scouted and recruited college and high school players and coaches to become involved in USA Basketball.
Newton was a member of the 1988 University of Kansas National Championship team, and was named to the NCAA Midwest Regional and Final Four All-Tournament teams.He went on to play in the Continental Basketball Association for the Rockford Lightning and Grand Rapids Hoops.
Newton received his Master of Science in Sports Administration from the University of Kansas in 1992 and his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Kansas in 1989.Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and raised in Washington, DC, Newton resides in Summit, NJ with is wife Shalaun.
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‘‘I am surprised at the number ...

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‘‘I am surprised at the number of players that have been let go,'' NBDL director of player personnel Milton Newton said.

Each team is allowed one roster transaction per week and 10 roster changes for the 56-game season.Players replaced because of promotion don't count against teams.
‘‘Maybe we didn't see all these moves coming, but to be honest we always knew the possibility of multiple roster moves would be there,'' Newton added.‘‘It's part of the reason why we put a limit on transactions.We could have been looking at situations where coaches were making 30 moves in a season.
‘‘If we didn't have a limit a coach might bring in a player for a few days, find out he's not a good fit, and then send him packing.We didn't want that.But coaches still want to win, so they're going to make moves.''
Newton said the league wants stability among the eight teams.All transactions must be approved by the league office.
There have been times when Newton has advised a coach against releasing a player because the league believes it is a player that can be developed or the team is getting away from the stability the league wants.
It happens in Fayetteville.Yet, the Patriots haven't been stable all season.
Many patriotic men
No team partakes of the player pool more than Fayetteville.


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"Players can't be at a comfort level," said NBDL player personnel director, Milton Newton, when he referred to the league's training camp, where everybody, it seemed, was

trying out.However, that part of the NBDL has remained constant as teams are always
looking for "a better player."There are eight teams in the NBDL.As of now, each has an eleven-man roster, which includes "an allocation player/s" ( a player assigned to the team because of his/their regional connection to the team's city) and two "first-year" professional players (those who were the "last cuts" from the NBA training camps).This means that spots on the roster are limited and very competitive.

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