John Wooden Dies at 99
John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success" motivational program, has died. He was 99.
Wooden died Friday evening of natural causes at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the university announced. He had been hospitalized since last week for dehydration.
John Wooden, one of the most successful college basketball coaches in history, has died, according to officials at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he coached for 27 years. He was 99.
Wooden, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA on May 26, died Friday night from natural causes.