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 â€śHoosiersâ€ť into the DVD player, and there was Coach Dale as John Wooden statingâ€¦....
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
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.
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.