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Hoya
June 3rd, 2010, 06:03 PM
Reportedly in grave condition.

John Wooden In Hospital At UCLA Medical Center - cbs2.com (http://cbs2.com/sports/John.Wooden.hospital.2.1731553.html)

HattrickTR
June 3rd, 2010, 10:01 PM
Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. A great coach and an even better person.

roenick
June 3rd, 2010, 10:30 PM
Oh this sucks. Not like we didn't know it was coming due to his age but man this sucks.

Quick story on Coach. At the first Festival of Books my family and I had the chance to meet coach and have him sign a book for us. We were like the third people in line and got right up to the table with him. My oldest daughter (now almost 14 but only 3 at the time) was with us and Coach Wooden automatically gravitated to her. He immediately had her sit in his lap and started talking to her and making her feel special. Really was quite something for us. Know who else was in line that day? Rafer Johnson. That's right ... USA Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson. The takeaway I got from that was that Coach Wooden exudes so much respect in people that even a gold medalist waits in line for him.

Positive thoughts and prayers right now for coach. I would love for him to stay with us but it would be wonderful for him to see Nellie again soon.

SloMo26
June 3rd, 2010, 10:39 PM
Thoughts and prayers to the Wizard of Westwood, his friends and family......

Doug Fresh
June 4th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Legendary Wooden dead at 99 - College Basketball - Rivals.com (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news;_ylt=Ag3Ug1b4Bxs8bBvMFXFV3885nYcB?slug=ys-woodenobit060410)

May He Rest In Peace

gescom
June 4th, 2010, 09:15 PM
rest in peace, coach!

CardiacKid56
June 4th, 2010, 09:21 PM
R.I.P Coach Wooden

Vin Scully announced it during the Dodger Game tonight.

SloMo26
June 4th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Yes ... R.I.P Coach Wooden.....you will be missed...

Cross Traffic
June 4th, 2010, 11:01 PM
Saw it posted during the FSN NW broadcast of the Angels/M's game. Great person and mentor.

Kings Provisional
June 4th, 2010, 11:40 PM
A truly wonderful man. Even decades after his last game he was still thought of as "coach" by so many people. Off the court he was just as great.

ChilledAgua
June 5th, 2010, 12:52 AM
This is a wonderful bio / tribute to his life.

John Wooden, former UCLA coach, dies at 99 - CBK News - FOX Sports on MSN (http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/John-Wooden-dies-UCLA-coach-99-060410)

TooCool
June 5th, 2010, 01:54 AM
RIP Coach.

rigatony
June 5th, 2010, 07:30 AM
What a GREAT, GREAT MAN!

Thanks coach for ALL you did!

RIP

Cross Traffic
June 5th, 2010, 10:36 PM
ESPN Classic has been showing classic Bruins games and interviews with Coach Wooden. He was one of a kind.

Wolvie
June 6th, 2010, 06:53 PM
A poem written by Swen Nater for John Wooden, which Wooden had recited in interviews:

Once I was afraid of dying,
terrified of ever-lying,
petrified of leaving family, home and friends.

Thoughts of absence from my dear ones,
brought a melancholy tear once,
and a dreadful fear of when life ends.

But those days are long behind me,
fear of leaving does not bind me,
and departure does not hold a single care.

Peace does comfort as I ponder,
a reunion in the yonder,
with my dearest one who is waiting for me there.

nosoupforyou
June 6th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Bless you Coach - your thoughts on leadership will be an inspiration for many many lifetimes.

Hoya
June 8th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Next week's cover.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/2010/0614_large.jpg