Friday, June 04, 2010

So Long Coach John Wooden

<a href="" target="_new" title="Remembering John Wooden">Video: Remembering John Wooden</a>

Former UCLA Basketball John Wooden died today at 99. The first college basketball game that I remember watching on television was UCLA vs Houston in the Astrodome. Wooden was the coach of that UCLA team, they lost on that night but they would go on to win the national championship, one of seven in row. The school also went on an 88 game win streak in the early 70s. I saw him coach in person one year, I was living in Walla Walla and was visiting my Mother in the University Of Washington Hospital. I was excited to have the chance to see a big time college basketball game in person. The Bruins were being beaten badly by the Huskies. Wooden sat in his chair and never showed any expression. John Wooden was truly a unique individual. The sporting world will miss him.

1 comment:

Mike Barer said...

In his long coaching career, he never had a losing season.