John Wooden passes on

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden passed away at 6:45 pm PT Friday evening at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center of natural causes.

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  • Proud to be a Bruin

    May Peter greet him with open arms and tell him the quickest route to Nell’s digs…

    We love you John. Rest in Peace.

  • Anonymous

    RIP John Wooden!! We will miss you very much.

  • Anonymous

    A great human being who just happened to have also been a great basketball player died. I am lucky to have had him touch my life and that of my children.


  • Anonymous

    RIP. May your life be an example to us all.

  • Blue Bruin

    There will never be another one like the Wizard of Westwood. He’s in a class by himself.

  • Anonymous

    Rest in peace, Coach. You will be missed.

  • Ri-L

    RIP Coach Wooden. Thanks for all the great teams, the great lessons and your amazing spirit. It’s been a joy to be associated with UCLA all these years and you’ve been a big part of what makes it special.

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  • Mike

    God Bless!

  • sactownbruin

    What an amazing man. He is in a better place now with God and Nell. Thank you John Wooden, we love you.

  • Anonymous

    It is a sad day in Bruinland. It also makes me mad that BSPN shows this news with highlights from games that Coach Wooden lost. Show the highlights from the championship he won. There are 10 of them to choose from, idiot. God, I hate BSPN.

  • NOBS

    From SC, RIP JW. Not matter the differences, JW was the MAN in college basketball.

  • Wesley

    John Wooden was a great coach but an even greater human being. I’ve been fortunate to have met him several times and listening to him speak. He’s touched my life and I’m forever grateful. He’s with God and Nell and probably reciting poetry. RIP Coach.

  • spedjones

    RIP Coach. Big 8 claps up above right now.

  • bruwin5931

    Thank you Coach Wooden; thank you so much for all that you have done. Not just as a basketball coach, but also as a teacher and humanitarian.

  • Anonymous

    A true inspiration to us all. You will be missed.

  • Anonymous

    Our loss is inexpressible.