So UCLA officially unveiled Coach's Den yesterday at the Morgan Center. Jill Painter from the Daily News reports:
The den is almost exactly as Wooden left it before he died at the age of 99 on June 4.
Six UCLA staffers were committed to the project. Every item - and there were hundreds - was numbered and 100 pictures of the room were taken to ensure authenticity. They worked for two months on the project, which has the Wooden family stamp of approval.
"They were very meticulous," said Nan Muehlhausen, Wooden's daughter. "It's very authentic. It's a nice tribute. We're very happy with it. Very pleased. I'm glad we did that. I think a lot of people are going to enjoy it."
About 40 members of Wooden's family and close friends were treated to the first look at the room Oct. 14, which would have been Wooden's 100th birthday.
The Wooden family donated all of the contents of the room, with a few exceptions. Muehlhausen kept Wooden's most prized award, the Big Ten Academic All-Conference Award, and she's keeping it in her den.
Wooden's son, Jim, has the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor awarded to a civilian, in his home.
Read rest of Jill's report here, which has some pretty cool pictures of the new exhibit. It is now open for the general public. Go down to Morgan Center and check it out.