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Coach's Program

So we have a special game to honor our Coach tomorrow in the OC. Well yesterday there was a special event in Anaheim which I am assuming is one of the events leading to tomorrow's game. From the OC Register:

A dozen ballplayers from the Special Olympics practiced their three-point shots and their between-the-knees dribbling against the UCLA Bruins on Friday, then talked hoops and life with legendary coach John Wooden.

"Make the best of what you have," Wooden, 97 and the winningest college basketball coach in history, told the players. "Don't make too much of what you don't have."

The players - six from Currie Middle School in Tustin, six from Orange County's Westview day program - play in the Special Olympics because they have developmental disabilities. They ran drills with the Bruins on Friday, bouncing passes around defenders, shooting layups and even throwing down dunks - with a little help.
And here is how they all looked together:

Photo Credit: Joshua Sudock, The Orange County Register

Beautiful stuff.

To read the whole article and some more great pictures go here.

You know I have always heard many teams marketing the words: America's Team. I will take the words "Coach's Team" over "America's Team" any day.