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Saturday, June 05, 2010

John Wooden, greatest basketball coach ever, has passed away

John Wooden coached UCLA to ten national championships. But since his passing last night he's being remembered by most as a teacher, a friend, and a gentleman...

Wooden was also quite a wise figure. ESPN has collected many of his quotes, including this one that I found especially noteworthy...

"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

John Wooden was just shy of reaching his one hundredth birthday. An amazing long and wonderful life, he had.