John Wooden, 99, In “Grave” Condition

Published on: 4th June, 2010

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Los Angeles — Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, whose teams won 10 national titles, was in grave condition Thursday, school sources confirmed.

Wooden, 99, is being treated at UCLA Medical Center, according to the sources who were not authorized to speak publicly. A UCLA athletic department official declined to comment on the situation.

Wooden’s health has been an issue in recent weeks and he was briefly hospitalized about a month ago, a school source said.

Wooden won 620 games during his coaching career, which began at UCLA in 1948. He retired following the 1974-75 season, after his Bruins won their 10th title in 12 seasons. His “Pyramid of Success” is used as a teaching foundation in business and for coaches across the country, in every sport.

John Wooden Quotes:

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
John Wooden

Ability is a poor man’s wealth.
John Wooden

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
John Wooden

Be prepared and be honest.
John Wooden

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
John Wooden

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
John Wooden

I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
John Wooden

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
John Wooden

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.
John Wooden

It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.
John Wooden

It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
John Wooden

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
John Wooden

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
John Wooden

Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
John Wooden

Never mistake activity for achievement.
John Wooden

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
John Wooden

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