June 4th, 2010
10:27 PM ET

UCLA basketball coach John Wooden dies at 99

Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden, who led UCLA teams to a record 10 national championships, died Friday of natural causes at 99, according to UCLA.

Wooden was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on May 26, the university said. At the family's request, funeral services will be private and a public memorial will be held at a later date with a reception for former players and coaches.

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  1. Dan

    Pour out a lil liquor for the big homie...

    June 5, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dermgunner

    John Wooden was a truly inspirational human being that will continue to inspire us all on a daily basis! http://dermgunner.com/?p=152

    June 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cr8

    A great man of God. I'm glad to have known of him.

    June 6, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mbel

    It is a shame the press dose not cover such a GREAT man, he did more for people than M Jackson and we heard about him for weeks. I guess the good guys don't bring in the ratings like the bad ones. People wonder why the country is going to hell in a hand basket. It is all the crap the press feeds us.
    God Bless you John RIP.
    MLB

    June 6, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |