Llewellyn passes away

Richard “Duke” Llewellyn, the co-founder of the Wooden Award, died this morning at 4:00 a.m. according to a Wooden Award official. He was 93. Llewellyn worked at The Los Angeles Athletic Club for 54 years.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club is deeply saddened by the loss, a statement on the Wooden Award Web site says.

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  • Anon

    Is that the dude who was fighting with Wooden over naming rights?

  • CrouchingBruin

    Ah, the guy who denied Coach Wooden the right to use his name on other awards. Though any death is a loss, it seems somehow like poetic justice that he would pass before the Coach.

  • Anonymous

    Both insensitive comments…