He was a person who not only affected how you played the game but how you lived life. What he taught us will be part of me all my days.
decathlon champion, UCLA player, 1958-60
It wasn't until years later, after college, after the NBA, when my life focus began to change on marriage, divorce, children, the business world, that I began to sense how special a man he was.
— Jamaal Wilkes
UCLA player, 1971-74
What he did was produce leaders.… His "Pyramid of Success" hangs in my office to remind me every day of what it takes to be an effective leader.
— Gene Block
He's a legend and national treasure who was a coach, but his life meant so much more than being a coach. Think of all the lives outside of sports who were touched by him. We're
talking millions of people.
— Ben Howland