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BREAKING NEWS: Former UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden Dies

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 06:50 PM

R.I.P. John Wooden. You will never be forgotten, Wizard. Greatest coach in College Basketball history.

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:09 PM

R.I.P. John Wooden. Inducted into the HOF as player and coach. One of the greatest coaches period

1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010

Kundla, Pollard, Mikkelsen, Martin, Lovellette, Mikan
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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:11 PM

wow, terrible news. RIP to a great coach and a great man. growing up sucks, people keep dying...

for those who don't know much about him, here's his wikipedia page


i expect to hear from bill walton and kareem relatively soon

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:15 PM

Perhaps the greatest basketball mind ever. Certainly the best motivator in collegiate history.
Chick is calling a pick up game, and Wooden is coaching a squad in heaven
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:21 PM

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:30 PM

"They always throw the word 'icon' around. I don't know if we've seen an icon like him," said Jerry West, the former Lakers player and executive. "He's one of the most remarkable men that I've ever been around in my life. The most uplifting person. I don't know if there's anyone wiser or smarter. I loved that guy. I absolutely loved him. He left a mark on this city that's never going to be forgotten. An incredible person.

"One word that I've always felt that's important, maybe the most important word in my vocabulary, is humility," West said. "I've been humbled a lot. That man was the most humble man that I've ever seen, accomplishing things they're not going to accomplish again, but doing it with a class and an integrity he did it with was just amazing. Amazing, amazing man."

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:32 PM

RIP Coach Wooden say Hi to Chick for us


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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:35 PM

ESPN compiles some of wooden's greatest quotes...woodenisms

great quotes, take the time to read

The life lessons taught by John Wooden have become legend. Here's a collection of some of the greatest "Woodenisms."

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

"Never mistake activity for achievement."

"Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then."

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

"wisdom has withstood the test of time."

"Be prepared and be honest."

"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."

"What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player."

"Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character."

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment."

"I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent."

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."

"It isn't what you do, but how you do it."

"Ability is a poor man's wealth."

"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be."

"Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights."

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."

"It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it."

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."

"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

"The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team."

"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."

"Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts."

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:56 PM

R.I.P. his knoledge is incredible. Never Forget John Wooden

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 09:05 PM

Terrible loss for basketball all around. R.I.P

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 09:17 PM

:o Rest In Peace John Wooden

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 10:37 PM



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Posted June 04, 2010 - 10:54 PM


I know the basketball guys are having a hard time over there.

Great man, great coach.

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 04:22 AM

99 years is a very long life. I'm sure he enjoyed it.

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 05:17 AM

wow :(


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Posted June 05, 2010 - 09:16 AM

RIP John Wooden, the greatest coach to ever coach. You made the world a better place for 99 years, and will always have an impact. :rock:

5 Letters... 'YMCMB'

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 04:55 PM

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Yess Suuur!

My high school coach, my Nike traveling team coach, and my junior college coach all gave me and my teammates a copy of this pyramid of success.

Except it didn't look as nice as your copy Game. LoL

It looked like this

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I remember I had it on the window of my folder all through high school . :)
Real Ish!!! :rock:

The man didn't win 10 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS by mistake.

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 05:32 PM

yea, dude knew what he was talking about...read those quotes i posted, very few men have been able to say so much, with so few words...

the best thing about that pyramid, it doesn't have to be about sports...you can apply all that to success in business as well

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