Friday, June 04, 2010

John Wooden - Sorry to Hear of His Death - at Age 99

I'm saddened at the death of John Wooden! He was both an amazing person and basketball coach. Reading the respect so many, many, many people had for him as a coach and more importantly as a person is nice in this era of so much cynicism and pain.

I know how much meeting him meant to D.S., my high school classmate, as a high school student in the 1960's when UCLA played at Purdue University near to where we lived.

One could only wish that more of us could live to be 99 and active nearly til the end as he did with dignity and kindness.


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