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Coach John Wooden: Our "Intergalactic Treasure"

UPDATE (N) 7:24 pm PST: From UCLA:

FYI, any report as of this time that Coach has passed away is not accurate.

Stay strong Coach. GO BRUINS.

There is a lot of conflicting information out there right now.

What we know is this. Coach Wooden is in grave condition and is battling for his life. It is looking very tough for him.  It is hard for us to think about anything else besides thoughts and prayers for Coach. So let's keep him in our prayers and our thoughts until we hear something definitive from UCLA.

Meanwhile, for now we will leave up two videos.  One from 805Bruin celebrating his wonderful life:

And another one cherishing him our intergalactic treasure (yes, we have posted this once but we can't share this video enough):

The Washington Post has a pretty incredible slide show of Coach through the years. For now I will share with you the poem Tele posted in the first thread:

Once I was afraid of dying,
terrified of ever-lying,
petrified of leaving family, home and friends.

Thoughts of absence from my dear ones,
brought a melancholy tear once,
and a dredful fear of when life ends.

But those days are long behind me,
fear of leaving does not bind me,
and departure does not hold a single care.

Peace does comfort as I ponder,
a reunion in the yonder,
with my dearest one who is waiting for me there.

-Swen Nater