John Wooden is seriously ill
"Former UCLA Coach John Wooden, whose teams won 10 national titles, was in grave condition Thursday, school sources confirmed.
Wooden, 99, is being treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to the sources, who are not authorized to speak publicly.
A UCLA athletic department official declined to comment on the situation.
Wooden’s health has been an issue in recent weeks, as he was briefly hospitalized about a month ago, a school source said.
According to a report by KCAL, Wooden has not eaten in the last couple days.
Wooden won 620 games during his career, which began at UCLA in 1948. He retired following the 1974-75 season, after his Bruins won their 10th title in 12 seasons. During his career, Wooden guided top players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton. The Bruins won an NCAA-record 88 consecutive games during one stretch.
Wooden, who played at Purdue, is the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach."
There have been some reports that he passed, but most have said that was a false report, so im not sure if he has passed or if he is still in bad condition but if so i hope and pray that he pulls through. He is one of my favorite coaches of all time and is definitely one of, if not the, the best in the history of the sport
I didn't see that you'd posted this too. I would delete my thread, but I guess nbadraft.net took that feature off.
Sad news though. Great coach and a great man. He just turned 99 yesterday.
its sad news but its bound to happen. Not many people live up to 99. I wish him and his family well.
You're right about that. He was blessed to live until 99. It's super sad for me though. Most people know Wooden because of his success at UCLA, but I know him because he's from Indiana. He was a star at Martinsville High School and an All-American at Purdue. His first coaching job was at Indiana State. We actually learned about him in grade school. He's legendary around here.
he certainly has lived a great life and he has done a lot for the game of basketball. The university of UCLA is lucky to have had him.
the world may be losing a great man. Wooden always was a class act through out his whole life. he will be missed