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John Wooden Dead at 99

UCLA coach created a dynasty in college basketball

(Newser) - John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99. With his signature rolled-up game program in hand, Wooden led the Bruins to 10 NCAA... More »

Palin's John Wooden Quote Actually From Native Activist

John Wooden Legs more into tribal land rights than UCLA coach

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has made many a mention of her background as a basketball point guard, but in her memoir she completely misses the net with a quote attributed to coaching legend John Wooden, Geoffrey Dunn writes. In fact, it’s Native American activist John Wooden Legs behind the quote, which... More »

Hoops Coach Newell 'Simply the Best There Ever Was'

Wooden, Knight just two to praise man who scored Olympic gold, NCAA, NIT titles

(Newser) - Pete Newell will be remembered as perhaps the “greatest basketball coach of all time,” Bruce Jenkins writes for the San Francisco Chronicle. The legendary UC-Berkeley coach died yesterday, at 93; he was the first man to win NIT and NCAA titles and Olympic gold.  “He built... More »

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