John Wooden (1910 – 2010)

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Five months shy of his 100th birthday, John Wooden died in Los Angeles on Friday. The coach of 10 national champions -- over a 12-year period, mind you -- at UCLA, Wooden embodied class, grace, and perspective in a sports world that tends to lose its grip on all three.

Frank Murtaugh remembers Wooden -- who coached UCLA in 1973 when they faced the Tigers during the championships -- in From My Seat.

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