John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
Wooden's accomplishments during his 27-season tenure with the Bruins made him one of the greatest coaches in sports history. He also created the 'Pyramid of Success' motivational program.
Wooden delivers instructions during a timeout in the 1972 NCAA championship game at the L.A.
Sports Arena. UCLA defeated Florida State, 81-76; Bill Walton, seated at left, was named the tourn-
ament's most outstanding player. (Rich Clarkson / Sports Illustrated)
By Bill Dwyre and David Wharton
June 5, 2010
John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success" motivational program, has died. He was 99.
Wooden died Friday evening of natural causes at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the university announced. He had been hospitalized since last week for dehydration.
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