View Full Version : Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden passes away at the age of 99

The Experience
06-03-2010, 06:51 PM

UCLA men's basketball coaching legend John Wooden is in grave condition at a California hospital, MyFoxLA.com reports.

The Fox affiliate reports the 99-year-old Wooden had not eaten in a couple of days. UCLA has yet to confirm the report.

Wooden was dubbed "The Wizard of Westwood" for winning 10 NCAA championships, including a record seven in a row from 1967-1973.

And under Wooden, UCLA won 88 straight games from 1971-1974 and 38 consecutive NCAA tournament games from 1964-1974. Both are records.

He was UCLA's coach from 1948-1975 and compiled a 620-147 record.

Keeping him in my prayers

06-03-2010, 08:00 PM
Just saw that...so sad :ugh:

Really hoping he gets better.

The Experience
06-04-2010, 08:00 PM
Coach Wooden has passed away at the age of 99.

06-04-2010, 08:01 PM
Coach Wooden has passed away at the age of 99.

RIP Coach.


06-04-2010, 09:01 PM
R.I.P. to the best coach, and probably best person to ever be involved with basketball :ugh: :salute:

06-04-2010, 11:53 PM
Prayers for Coach Wooden's family and friends.

06-05-2010, 10:36 AM
I didn't see a thread for the passing of the Wizard of Westwood.
Arguably the best coach in any sport ever. He was also a man who truly lived his life right.