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The John Wooden reading list

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Chris Carlson

(Read caption) Longtime UCLA coach John Wooden was hospitalized this week.

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They call him "the winningest coach." John Wooden, coach of UCLA's basketball team for 27 years, saw his team to 10 NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, a feat unmatched by any other college basketball coach.

As the 99-year-old Wooden suffered a health crisis this week, the world watched and remembered the remarkable legacy he created.

Did Wooden ever tire of the world of coaching? It would seem not. In a review for the Monitor of John Feinstein's book "Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four," a reader describes his own favorite scene in the book:

"Immortal UCLA coach John Wooden, now well into his 90s, recounts how he recently visited a Duke practice. His successor as the sport's top coach, the aforementioned Coach K. [Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski], invites him to sit in, and Wooden comes away impressed.


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