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Coach Wooden In His Own Words

This evening has seen a number of tributes to and remembrances of John Wooden. I only thought it fitting that at this time, we should see a few moments of Coach in his own words, as well as with some of those who knew him well.

First, Coach Wooden's speech on the occasion of his induction into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's Court of Honor in 2008

 

Nearly five years ago, ESPN aired a round table discussion with Coach Wooden, along with several of his players , after he was named "Coach of the 20th Century" by ESPN.

 

In 2001, Coach talked about his life and his personal philosophy at a conference in Monterey, CA.

 

Coach Wooden sat down with the Indianapolis Star soon after his 95th birthday in 2005 (which I am unable to embed).

 

In 2007, Coach Wooden talked via phone with Bay Area sports host Gary Radnich, along with author Steve Jameson.

 

Last Winter, ESPN's Rick Reily talked with Coach Wooden in his Encino home, including a discussion of his lifelong love for Nell.

Farewell Coach.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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