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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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