In this March 24, 1969, file photo, UCLA coach John Wooden is flanked by Sidney Wicks, right, and Lew Alcindor, draped with basket ropes, after the UCLA team beat Purdue 92-72 to win the NCAA basketball title for the third consecutive year, in Louisville, Ky. Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99.
In the beginning
In this April 20, 1948, file photo, John Wooden, newly announced head basketball coach at UCLA, is shown with his wife, Nell, at their home in Terre Haute, Ind.
Netting another championship
In this March 31, 1975, file photo, UCLA basketball coach John Wooden wears a basketball net around his neck after his team won the NCAA basketball championship over Kentucky, 92-85, in San Diego, Calif. The win gave him his 10th NCAA championship.
Leaving his mark
In this May 20, 2008, file photo, Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, center, poses with two of his former players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, left, and Keith Erickson in front of a bronze plaque erected in Wooden's honor, at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles.
In this photo taken June 6, 2002, former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden spoke to a full house at Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University, in Aberdeen, S.D. Wooden came to Aberdeen as a guest of then NSU basketball coach Don Meyer.
Hall of Famer
In this May 8, 1994, file photo, John Wooden stands next to his medallion while on a tour of the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma. Wooden, 84, was inducted in 1960 as a player and in 1972 as a coach and is the only man to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame twice.
A true leader
In this undated, file photo, UCLA coach John Wooden is shown on the UCLA bench. Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99.
Leading a dynasty
in this March 22, 1964, file photo UCLA coach John Wooden, right, and members of the Bruin team smile over victory that brought them the NCAA basketball championship trophy, March 22, 1964, Kansas City, Mo. UCLA downed the Duke University team, 98 to 83, in the final game to complete their season with 30 straight wins. Players in front row are, from left: Gail Goodrich, Walt Hazzard and Jack Hirsch, holding trophy. Directly behind Hirsch and Coach Wooden is Keith Erickson.
The winning continues
In this March 24, 1969, file photo, UCLA coach John Wooden is flanked by Sidney Wicks, right, and Lew Alcindor, draped with basket ropes, after the UCLA team beat Purdue 92-72 to win the NCAA basketball title for the third consecutive year, in Louisville, Ky.
Wizard of Westwood
In this undated, circa 1970, file photo, UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden poses holding a basketball. Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99.
He never left the game
Former UCLA head basketball coach John Wooden stands on the sidelines during the Wooden Classic at The Pond.
Former UCLA head coach John Wooden watched the action during the inaugural Wooden Classic Tournament at The Pond in Anaheim, Calif.
Always a Bruin
John Wooden looks on during a game between the Washington State Cougars and the UCLA Bruins at the Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, Calif. UCLA won the game, 88-68.
John Wooden and Henry Bibby pose with the Trophy during the John Wooden Classic game between the Utah Utes and the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The Trojans defeated the Utes 65-60.
A lifetime of achievement
Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden receives a standing ovation after accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award December 12, 2000 at the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Awards in New York City.
Ambassador for the sport
Head coach Quin Snyder of Missouri shakes hands with John Wooden following the game against the University of Southern California at the Wooden Classic on December 7, 2002 in Anaheim, Calif. Missouri defeated USC 78-72.
Time on the court
Legendary coach John Wooden walks the court during the Wooden Classic as Kentucky defeated UCLA 52-50 on December 6, 2003.
On the mic at Pauley
Former UCLA coach John Wooden adresses the fans during a ceremony to name the court at Pauley Pavilion Nell and John Wooden Court prior to the start of UCLA's game against Michigan State on December 20, 2003 in Westwood, California. UCLA won the game 64-58.
Motivating players past and present
Former UCLA head coach John Wooden speaks to the crowd during the ceremony to retire the jersey of former player Gail Goodrich during halftime of the game between the UCLA Bruins and the Michigan Wolverines on December 18, 2004 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.
The UCLA Bruins stand with John Wooden after defeating the Nevada Wolf Pack 67-56 during the 12th Annual John R. Wooden Classic on December 10, 2005.
Lending his support
John Wooden looks on during the Girl's McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game on March 28, 2007 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. The East Team won 105-76.
All in the family
Former coach John Wooden laughs with members of the UCLA Bruins, including his great grandson Tyler Trapani (4), after the John R. Wooden Classic game against the DePaul Blue Demons in Anaheim. The Bruins defeated the Blue Demons 72-54.
Former coach John Wooden poses together with the UCLA Bruins team, head coach Ben Howland and great grandson Tyler Trapani (4) after the John R. Wooden Classic game. The Bruins defeated the Blue Demons 72-54.
Former UCLA college basketball coach John Wooden looks on during the John R. Wooden Classic match between the UCLA Bruins and the De Paul Blue Demons on December 13, 2008.
Former coach John Wooden of the UCLA Bruins watches as the Bruins take on the University of California Golden Bears at Pauley Pavilion January 29, 2009 in Westwood, Calif. UCLA won, 81-66.