Former UCLA Bruins Basketball Coach John Wooden Dies at Age 99

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJune 5, 2010

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who won a record of seven consecutive NCAA Division I National Championships, has died at the age of 99.

According to ESPN, he died of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center.

Wooden transcended the game of basketball as he won 10 national championships in his 27 year tenure with the Bruins. 

There is sadness throughout the basketball world today. Jerry West said on Wooden's death: "We've lost a real giant."

The greatest basketball coach in the history of the game was extremely ill for the past two days as his condition was fluctuating between critical and grave.

The UCLA basketball program will never be the same again as they have lost the best and most known person in the history of the program.

Wooden's life was a life well lived and he definitely deserves to be rewarded for his life. 

There is no word on funeral arrangements yet, but I guarantee you there should be many mourners and people celebrating his life at the funeral.

The sports world has lost a legend today but now it is time to celebrate the excellent person and basketball coach that is John Robert Wooden.

Rest In Peace John Robert Wooden: 1910-2010

 

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