41) "Young people need models, not critics."
43) Inclement weather in Minnesota prevented Wooden from receiving the offer from the Golden Gophers. Wooden accepted UCLA's offer instead.
44) Minnesota contacted Wooden right after he accepted the position at UCLA, but he declined because he had given his word to the Bruins.
45) Purdue wanted Wooden to serve as coach Mel Taube's assistant until Taube's contract expired. Wooden declined, citing his loyalty to Taube.
46) At UCLA, Wooden had four undefeated teams. No other coach has more than one.
47) He had seven teams that were undefeated in conference play.
48) He won five titles without Lew Alcindor or Bill Walton.
49) He coached 15 seasons at UCLA before winning his first NCAA championship.
50) His winning percentage in college and high school was .813.
51) "Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful."
52) Wooden won his first national title in 1964.
53) In 1965, the Bruins won their second straight NCAA championship.
54) In the 1965 final, Gail Goodrich scored 42 points for UCLA as the Bruins defeated Michigan and Cazzie Russell.
55) In 1965-66, UCLA failed to win the NCAA title, the last time that happened until 1974.
56) The 1966-67 season marked the beginning of the Lew Alcindor era, and UCLA easily defeated Dayton in the final.
57) Wooden's Bruins had a 47-game winning streak broken on Jan. 20, 1968, a 71-69 loss to Houston in front of 52,693 people at the Astrodome.
58) The same teams met again in an NCAA semifinal, where the Bruins routed the Cougars, 101-69.
59) UCLA defeated North Carolina in 1968 to become the only team to win consecutive titles twice.