Saturday, June 12, 2010
Wooden buried at private ceremony
LOS ANGELES -- Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who led the Bruins to 10 NCAA championships and died on June 4, has been buried in Los Angeles.
UCLA athletics spokesman Marc Dellins confirmed that Wooden was laid to rest Friday afternoon after a private ceremony for family and invited guests at Forest Lawn's Old North Church in the Hollywood Hills
A public memorial for Wooden is scheduled for June 26 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.
Wooden died of natural causes at the age of 99 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He had been hospitalized since May 26.
Wooden's 10 national championships included an unmatched streak of seven in a row from 1967 to 1973.
Over 27 years, he won 620 games and coached such greats as Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.