Daily Archive: June 4, 2010

Jun 04

Wooden was a true American legend

In this Dec. 9, 2005, file photo, Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden poses for a picture after a news conference in Anaheim, Calif., about Saturday's Wooden Classic basketball tournament. Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99.

John Wooden wasn’t just a basketball coach. He was an even better person. I was only four when Wooden coached his last college basketball game, but from what I have read and researched, he was one of the best the game has ever witnessed. I did see clips of Wooden with a folded program in …

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