10.14.2009

Happy Birthday, Coach!

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The "Wizard of Westwood" turns 99 today. In honor of his birthday, here are 99 things you may not know about him.

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I'll post a few to get you started.

26. His top salary while coach at UCLA was $35,000.

31. Another quote from Wooden: “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.”

33. He gained lasting fame with UCLA by winning 664 games in 27 seasons and 10 NCAA titles during his last 12 seasons.

34. Wooden's UCLA teams won seven consecutive NCAA championships from 1967 to 1973.

35. His UCLA teams had a record winning streak of 88 games and four 30-0 seasons.

36. His Bruins also won 38 consecutive NCAA tournament games and a record 98 straight home games at Pauley Pavilion.

51. Another quote from Wooden: “Talent is God given; be humble. Fame is man given; be thankful. Conceit is self given; be careful.”

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