Remembering a legend

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John Wooden coached some of the game's legends, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton.

It's hard to believe that it's been three years since former UCLA men’s basketball coach John Wooden died at the age of 99. Today, we honor the man known as the Wizard of Westwood, who won 10 NCAA national championships in a 12-year period and led the Bruins to an 88-game winning streak. What's more, he guided the Bruins to seven consecutive titles from 1967-1973 -- an unprecedented feat. Not only was he immensely successful as a coach, he also was a three-time consensus All-American as a player at Purdue. He was the first person enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (in 1961) and as a coach (in 1973), and has since been joined by Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman. Known for his life lessons in the form of Woodenisms, we leave you with this nugget of advice: "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

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