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Wooden, Russell headline first college hoops Hall class

Updated: November 20, 2006, 12:14 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- John Wooden still gets around, albeit with the help of a well-worn cane and a good friend like Denny Crum.

The former English teacher still teaches in that articulate, deceptively powerful voice that he lent to the ears of youngsters first at Indiana State and later UCLA.

But a month after celebrating birthday number 96, the "Wizard of Westwood" still does not forgive Bill Russell and his San Francisco teams for spoiling more than a few good nights.

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