Happy 99th to the Wizard of Westwood!

Posted by rtmsf on October 14th, 2009

Today is John Wooden’s 99th birthday, and RTC would like to recognize the incredible contributions to the game of college basketball with a heartfelt best wishes to the Wizard of Westwood as he creeps one year closer to the century mark. 

Leave your cynical Sam Gilbert jokes at home today – the man still had to win with those teams, and win he did.  88 in a row at one point.  Ten national titles in twelve years.  Sick numbers that we will never, ever, ever come close to seeing accomplished again in the game. 

He also did it with class and dignity, as exhibited for the umpteenth time when he was interviewed by ESPN’s Rick Reilly earlier this week.  His “three rules” harkens back to a bygone era. 

We left our wishes on his birthday guest book page; you should do the same.  Happy Birthday, Coach Wooden!!

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