John Wooden, who passed away on June 4 at the age of 99, has been called a true basketball legend. Wooden led the UCLA Bruins to 10 NCAA national championships and was named by ESPN as the greatest coach of the twentieth century.
Wooden's children, Nancy Muehlausen and Jim Wooden, issued the following statement shortly after their father died:
"He has been, and always will be, the guiding light for our family. The love, guidance and support he has given us will never be forgotten. ... Our peace of mind at this time is knowing that he has gone to be with our mother, whom he has continued to love and cherish."
Tomorrow and Tuesday (June 7-8), FamilyLife Today (which is headquartered in Little Rock, Ark.) will air the following interviews with Wooden:
True Success: A Personal Visit with John Wooden (Day 1 of 2)
FamilyLife Today host Dennis Rainey talks with coach John Wooden about what it was like growing up in the 1920's in the Midwest.
True Success: A Personal Visit with John Wooden (Day 2 of 2)
Coach John Wooden tells Dennis Rainey about the thrills and challenges of his coaching career.
You can listen to the FamilyLife Today interviews with Wooden on many radio stations or online at www.familylifetoday.com.