June 04, 2010

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden has died: He won 10 titles, more than twice what any other coach has won. He was 99.

posted by MeatSaber to basketball at 11:06 PM - 18 comments

A great man who had much success, yet he never sought the spotlight. It was always about his teams. That's how it should be.

posted by jjzucal at 11:13 PM on June 04


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posted by tommytrump at 01:52 AM on June 05

Rest well, Wizard of Westwood.

posted by scully at 07:59 AM on June 05

Just finished watching his final game on ESPN Classic. Jim Simpson's final words to John Wooden: "Stay with the game." He did to the end.

posted by jjzucal at 01:30 PM on June 05


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posted by irunfromclones at 02:04 PM on June 06

Not just a coach, but a man, who taught far more than basketball. Godspeed.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:22 PM on June 06

Worked with college students in the late 60's - early 70's and did very well.


posted by Newbie Walker at 04:23 AM on June 07


posted by yzelda4045 at 08:19 AM on June 07

Well if God has someone's back, I'd bet it's Wooden's. Everything I've read about him in the last few days has been quite moving. He was certainly loved.

Also, he found a definition for success. Literally. He defines things. Success - the self-satisfaction that comes from knowing that you have done everything you can (or something to the effect).

Woodenisms are better than most -isms. Talk about just the best parts of Middle America right in LA. What a run.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:57 AM on June 07


posted by Demophon at 10:06 AM on June 07

Well said, Weedy.

posted by mjkredliner at 06:19 PM on June 07

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