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Former UCLA legend basketball coach John Wooden dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden hasdied. The Wizard of

Westwood was 99.  The university said Wooden died Friday night of natural causes

at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he had been

hospitalized since May 26.

   In the history of college basketball, no coach or school has

come close to Wooden's 10 NCAA championships.

Wooden's career record at UCLA was 620-147, not including 47

NCAA tournament wins, and his overall mark for 40 years as a

college coach was 885-203, an .813 winning percentage that remains

unequaled.

He won his 10 titles over a 12-year span from 1963-75. During

that time his teams were 335-22, including four 30-0 seasons. His

UCLA teams also had a record winning streak of 88 games, and won 38

straight games in NCAA tournaments.

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