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Old 06-05-2010, 06:03 AM   #1
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John Wooden dies..............

A great old basketball coach for UCLA died last night. Built a dynasty during his coaching days at UCLA and was just a good human being. RIP

Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden dies - Yahoo! News

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Old 06-05-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Great guy and great coach - I like how he started each year teaching the players how to put on their shoes and socks

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Old 06-05-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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Not many left like the old coach any more, one of the last iconic throwbacks to the days before the inmates ran the asylum.

He's long talked about being prepared to come back to his wife, deceased for 25 years. The other day he received a shave and joked that he was getting spruced up in preparation for being reunited with her. Whatever one thinks about the spiritual, the supernatural and the afterlife, that's a pretty neat attitude for someone to take when they pretty much knew they were dying.
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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I like how he started each year teaching the players how to put on their shoes and socks
...and not necessarily in that order.
Numbers is hard.

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John Wooden's UCLA teams. True dynasties.
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