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  • Picking up more than splinters

    Picking up more than splinters
    Not all of the players on John Wooden's 10 NCAA championship teams were stars. But many of his sixth, seventh and even 12th men went on to success based on lessons learned from their coach. Here are a few of their stories:
  • In John Wooden's own words

    In John Wooden's own words
    Even though most people call him Coach, John Wooden prefers to think of himself as a teacher, and not just one who taught hundreds of UCLA basketball players during his 27 seasons coaching the Bruins. His "Pyramid of Success," a diagram of core values,...

    John Wooden's championship years at UCLA

    John Wooden's championship years at UCLA
    1963-64 (30-0) Championship game: UCLA 98, Duke 83, at Kansas City, Mo. The team: Steve Brucker, Fred Slaughter, Doug McIntosh, Vaughn Hoffman, Keith Erickson, Kim Stewart, Kenny Washington, Gail Goodrich, Jack Hirsch, Rich Levin, Walt Hazzard, Kent...

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...

    John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency

    John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency
    Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998 I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...