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John Wooden

Source: Wikipedia.org

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to to the best of which you capable”. This quote from John Wooden when he was still healthy. On Thursday night (6/6), Los Angeles television station KCAL and the Los Angeles Times reported that the 99-year-old Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden was in suffer condition at UCLA Medical Center.

UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins told The Associated Press that he spoke to a Wooden family member Thursday evening and that the family asked that no other information about Wooden be released.

John Robert Wooden born October 14, 1910 is a retired American basketball coach. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and as a coach (class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories; only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since been so honored. His ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period while at UCLA are unmatched by any other college basketball coach.

Wooden has been recognized numerous times for his achievements. UCLA continues to honor Wooden with the title of Head Men’s Basketball Coach Emeritus On November 17, 2006, Wooden was recognized for his impact on college basketball as a member of the founding class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. He was one of five, along with Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Dean Smith and Dr. James Naismith, selected to represent the inaugural class.He was inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 in St. Louis. Coach Wooden was the ninth honoree in the Missouri Valley Conference’s Lifetime Achievement category. Wooden said the honor he was most proud of was “Outstanding Basketball Coach of the U.S.” by his denomination, the Christian Church.