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Rick Reilly Remembers John Wooden

June 17, 2010 writer Rick Reilly filmed the above four-minute video near the end of 2009 when legendary basketball coach John Wooden was ninety-nine years old. Wooden was revered as much, if not more, for his greatness as a human being as for his basketball career.

After Wooden died on June 4, 2010, Reilly wrote this poignant tribute for

John Wooden

The awful thing about knowing John Wooden was that when you left him, you realized how weak you were as a man.

Every time I left his little 700-square-foot condo in Encino, Calif., full of books and learning and morals, it would hit me how far short of him I fell.

He made me want to be (more…)