The Toledo Ice announced that Toledo native Melvin Newbern will be the team s head coach in the inaugural American Basketball
Newbern played at Scott High School, the University of Minnesota and in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons.
This is a great honor for me, Newbern said. After playing here for so long, I can t describe how wonderful it is to come back home.
Newbern will begin training camp Oct. 1 and determine a 10-man roster with two alternates for the season opener Nov. 4 at the
Detroit Wheels. The home opener will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the SeaGate Centre.