John Robert Wooden

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John Robert Wooden

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Birthplace: Hall, Morgan, Indiana, United States
Death: June 04, 2010 (99)
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of Burial: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of J. Hugh Wooden and Roxie Anna Wooden
Husband of Nellie Carlotta Wooden
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Maurice L. Wooden; H. Cordelia Wooden; Daniel Joshua Wooden; William Hugh Wooden and Infant Wooden

Occupation: Legendary American college basketball player and coach
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About John Robert Wooden

John Wooden was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period -- seven of them in a row -- as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented and still-unmatched feat. Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games. He was named national coach of the year six times.

As a player, Wooden was the first to be named basketball All-American three times. He won a Helms National Championship at Purdue in 1932, seven years before the birth of the NCAA tournament. Wooden was named a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (inducted in 1961) and as a coach (in 1973), the first person ever enshrined in both categories. Only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since had the same honor.

He was one of the most revered coaches and was beloved by his former players, among them Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton. Wooden was renowned for his short, simple inspirational messages to his players, including his "Pyramid of Success." These often were directed at how to be a success in life as well as in basketball.

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John Robert Wooden's Timeline

1910
October 14, 1910
Hall, Morgan, Indiana, United States
2010
June 4, 2010
Age 99
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States