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Rest in Peace John R. Wooden

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DrScrubs, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. DrScrubs

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    John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99. - From the Associated Press.

    Today we lost a great man and heaven gained a great one. Tonight, Coach John Wooden is finally back with the love of his life, his wife Nell again. He can now talk to her about all the letters he has been writing to her on the 21st of every month since she passed away in 1985. Coach, you were a great human being and that was what made you a great coach. Coach Wooden was and still is, a huge reason why I am proud to be a UCLA Bruin. You will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

    This thread is a small tribute to a great man. I sincerely and humbly ask that anyone who has something negative to say to please keep it to themselves. You have my deepest and heartfelt appreciation.
     

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  2. tsanuri

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    There have been many great coaches over the years but none quite like him. He will be greatly missed and will always hold a very special place to those that grew up watching him or the men he helped produce.
     
  3. Rob

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    God bless. Wish he woulda reached 100. Just to celebrate the milestone. But the guy had an amazing life so you can't argue with 99 awesome years.
     
  4. OstrichSaK

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    Just attended the 100th birthday of my great grandfather out of state a few weeks ago. There's just something about that generation of men IMO. I feel honored to be in the presence of such great people.

    RIP Wooden... one of the good ones.
     

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