- John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and coach
|Born:||14 October 1910 Comment |
|When did John Wooden die? / Died||04 June 2010|
|How many years did John Wooden live? / Lived||99 years|
John Wooden facts
- Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," as head coach at UCLA he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, including a record seven in a row
- No other team has won more than two in a row
- Within this period, his teams won a men's basketball-record 88 consecutive games
- Wooden was named national coach of the year six times
- He also won a National championship at Purdue as a player 1931-1932 for a total of 11 National titles, a feat matched only by Geno Auriemma
- As a 5'10" guard, Wooden was the first to be named basketball All-American three times, and the 1932 Purdue team on which he played as a senior was retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll
- Wooden was named a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (inducted in 1960) and as a coach (in 1973), the first person ever enshrined in both categories
- Only Lenny Wilkens, Bill Sharman and Tommy Heinsohn have since been accorded the same honors
- One of the most revered coaches in the history of sports, Wooden was beloved by his former players, among them Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (originally Lew Alcindor) and Bill Walton
- Wooden was renowned for his short, simple inspirational messages to his players, including his "Pyramid of Success"
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