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
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.