It’s always a sad day when a legend passes and there is plenty of sadness around the sports world now that John Wooden is gone. He was a treasure as a coach and, more importantly, as a person.
But today should be a day when we think about how full his life was.
The man lived 99 years. He coached 10 national champions. He coached some of the greatest players to ever play the game. In my opinion, he had the greatest dynasty ever in sports. He was adored and revered in his senior years.
Not a bad life.
As a young man, I lived through the UCLA dominance of the sport. Two of my favorite memories involved the Bruins.
When Houston and Elvin Hayes beat them. When N.C. State and David Thompson beat them. Because they so rarely lost.
I recommend checking out Wooden’s website for words of wisdom that you can take with you for the rest of your life. He was a great man. He lived the best of lives.