LOS ANGELES (AP)—Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden has been hospitalized in Los Angeles, according to Bill Walton.
The former UCLA star said Thursday night that the 99-year-old Wooden was at UCLA Medical Center, where Walton last visited with him two days ago.
Walton spoke at the NBA finals, where he declined to comment on Wooden’s condition.
“He’s the greatest,” Walton said, his voice catching. “We love him.”
Los Angeles television station KCAL and the Los Angeles Times first reported that Wooden was in “grave” condition.
I love "coach" as if he were part of the Celtic family.