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aw, man.. RIP, John Wooden

 
 
Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 09:27 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/05/sports/ncaabasketball/05wooden.html?hp

I happened to go to school there in the glory days, not that I was so sharp about basketball. Wooden has been much loved.
 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 09:29 pm
@ossobuco,
RIP Coach...
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 10:02 pm
In the mid 1970's I had the chance to attend a basketball clinic he put on.
I was still in high school at the time.

He was the most gracious, entertaining, and funny man I had ever met.
Granted, everybody that attended were high school kids, but he didnt treat us like we were kids.

I learned more about the game in that 1 week then I learned in all 4 years of playing high school ball.

He will be missed, and there will never be another coach like him.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 10:23 pm
@mysteryman,
Nice, MM. '64 was the year I graduated. You can assume I was glued to the tv. But past all the wins, he had, as you know, a sports philosophy, or human philosophy.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 10:35 pm
@ossobuco,
Well, here's a good link, no doubt the first of many:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/05/sports/ncaabasketball/05wooden.html?hp
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 11:39 pm
John Wooden was a great teacher.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 08:10 am
@kuvasz,

never heard a bad word said about coach wooden... RIP.
kuvasz
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 10:44 am
@Region Philbis,
I think John Wooden was a great teacher who used basketball as a metaphor for life. After I heard of his death last night I popped “Hoosiers” into the DVD player, and there was Coach Dale as John Wooden stating…....

Quote:
If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners.


-Coach Norman Dale


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I was told that no UCLA basketball player ever heard John Wooden talk about winning a game.

RIP Coach Wooden, your likes will not pass our way again.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 04:43 pm
@kuvasz,
I need to look up Kareem's blog..
Lew Alcindor/Kareem was slightly after my time, though I worked at the university then, and continued watching games avidly.
Favorite players while I was most densely paying attention - Gail Goodrich, Walt Hazzard (a dribble master)

I'm glad to see all the tributes in the news to John Wooden.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 04:48 pm
@ossobuco,
Here's Kareem..

http://kareemabduljabbar.com/
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 04:55 pm
@ossobuco,
I've read his blog off and on for years in the LA Times; I take it this is his own separate website. Whatever, I'm a Kareem fan.
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