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Old 06-04-2010, 10:36 PM   #31
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Default Re: John Wooden HOSPITALIZED. Update: On June 4 he died, age 99

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UCLA’s legendary former basketball coach John Wooden, who in 27 years led his teams to stunning triumphs and was just as well known for mentoring his players off the court and for his motivational “Pyramid of Success,” died at 6:45 p.m. of natural causes. He was 99. His 100th birthday would have been Oct. 14.

Wooden had been admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on May 26. Funeral services will be private. Per the wishes of the family, there will be a public memorial at a later date, with a reception for former players and coaches.

Half of the HOF is coming to the dude's funeral. He recruited like no other.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:42 PM   #32
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Default Re: John Wooden hospitalized June 3. On June 4 he died, age 99

You know, John Wooden always preached that if you can keep them to under 100, you've achieved your goal.





Ironic.



Oh relax it's a joke. Have a sense of humor. The man lived till 99 2/3 for Pete's Sake. Chill
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:45 PM   #33
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Default Re: John Wooden HOSPITALIZED. Update: On June 4 he died, age 99

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Old 06-04-2010, 10:49 PM   #34
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Default Re: John Wooden hospitalized June 3. On June 4 he died, age 99

RIP.

One of the best coaches in basketball history. He is one of the many that made basketball the world famous sport that it is today. 99 years (almost 100) and more than a third of that was his coaching career: that is a pretty darn long time if you think about it. Very respected man around the basketball world with so many accolades. I didn't watch his coaching career (don't think many around here have) but he will not be forgotten any time soon regardless. A true basketball wizard.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:56 PM   #35
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:01 PM   #36
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not only a timeless coach of players, but a coach who made you a better person as well. RIP wizard of westwood
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:02 PM   #37
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Default Re: John Wooden hospitalized June 3. On June 4 he died, age 99

IMHO,

THE greatest coach in basketball history. He won titles with a team that had no starter over 6-5. He won titles with a fast-breaking, full-court pressing, guard dominated team. He won a couple of titles with forward dominated teams. And he won titles with the best big men to ever play in college basketball. He won titles in an era of no shot-clock, and no 3pt shot to aid in a comeback. He had winning streaks of 41, 47, and 88 games. He won 10 titles in 12 years (and if freshmen had been allowed to play in '66, he probably would have won 11.) AND, if his '74 team had not blown a seven-point lead in OT against NC St. (a team they routed 84-66 earlier in the season BTW), they would have won 12 in a row. Incredibly, his teams won 38 straight NCAA tournament games..and most of them were blowouts.) His 67-69 UCLA "Dynasty" went 88-2, and those two losses were by scores of 46-44, and 71-69 (and they avenged that loss against Houston in the '68 semis with a 101-69 rout.) His 88 game winning streak came to an end, 71-70, in a game with that they led 70-59 with 3 minutes left. A case could be made that his losses were more historic than his wins.

How great a coach was he? Dean Smith, with arguably as much, if not more talent, won TWO titles. Wooden won TEN.

In any case...a truly great man has passed away. RIP.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:42 PM   #38
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Default Re: John Wooden hospitalized June 3. On June 4 he died, age 99

I attended the John Wooden basketball camp in the late 70s.
He seemed to be a very nice man.

I also played a lot of ball in Pauley Pavillion..the house that Wooden built.

He had two sayings that you guys should remember:
"Be quick, don't hurry"
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"Success is a state of mind knowing that you've given your best"

Great man.

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Old 06-04-2010, 11:43 PM   #39
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Default Re: John Wooden hospitalized June 3. On June 4 he died, age 99

Wow this is sad news... I am surprised this thread is not getting more run...

I wonder if folks here (not all) don't realize the impact that this fine person had on the game and beyond... He was so much more than just a basketball coach... and as a basketball coach, he was the best the college game ever had.



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Old 06-04-2010, 11:46 PM   #40
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Default Re: John Wooden hospitalized June 3. On June 4 he died, age 99

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I attend the John Wooden basketball camp in the late 70s.
He seemed to be a very nice man.

I also played a lot of ball in Pauley Pavillion..the house that Wooden built.

He had two sayings that you guys should remember:
"Be quick, don't hurry"
and
"Success is a state of mind knowing that you've given your best"

Great man.

wow, very cool! he's got so many sayings that were incredible and those are two fantastic examples.

He was also an author which many do not realize...
Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success Playbook



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RIP...loved seeing your summer classics as a kid.
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This is very sad. RIP.
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Default Re: John Wooden hospitalized June 3. On June 4 he died, age 99

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MM-psvqiG8

take the time to watch that to see how he was beyond a terrific basketball coach. notice how lively and thoughtful he is and realize he is 90 here. espn has a section of 'woodenisms'. SI is running an article from a player's past experience with wooden. pay tribute, if not today, sometime this week.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MM-psvqiG8

take the time to watch that to see how he was beyond a terrific basketball coach. notice how lively and thought he is and realize he is 90 here. espn has a section of 'woodenisms'. SI is running an article from a player's past experience with wooden. pay tribute, if not today, sometime this week.

very nice post and a good watch!



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