Leadership Lessons from UCLA's John Wooden
He is arguably the best basketball coach ever, with a record 10 national titles as coach of UCLA's basketball team and the distinction of being the first person to be voted into basketball's Hall of Fame as both a player—he was a three-time all-American at Purdue University—and coach. But John Wooden, 98, describes himself as a teacher. "I miss the practices," he says, sitting in a wheelchair not far from a folding chair covered with a UCLA cushion, similar to the one he sat on while directing the Bruins through their glory days. "Teaching players during practices was what coaching was all about, to me."
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