Michael F. Newlin is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. A feisty 6'4", 200 lb guard from the University of Utah, he played 11 professional seasons, 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 played for other teams such as 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.