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Published: Sunday, 9/18/2005

Newbern named Toledo Ice coach

The Toledo Ice announced that Toledo native Melvin Newbern will be the team s head coach in the inaugural American Basketball

Association season.

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.

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