Two-time Hall of Fame inductee Bill Sharman dies

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Bill Sharman, who was voted one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of All Time and a two-time Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, died Friday at the age of 87.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Roster of notable sports deaths

Roster of notable sports deaths

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The roster of 2012 deaths among sports figures included iconic coaches, Hall of Fame players, troubled stars and pioneers who broke ground in labor relations and auto racing safety.
PAT NASON, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
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Former UAB coach Gene Bartow dies at 81

Former UAB coach Gene Bartow dies at 81

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Veteran college basketball coach Gene Bartow died Tuesday at his home in Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced. He was 81.
Summitt, Krzyzewski win SI year-end honors

Summitt, Krzyzewski win SI year-end honors

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Record-setting college basketball coaches Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski have been selected the Sports Illustrated Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.

UCLA player and coach Walt Hazzard dies

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Basketball star Walt Hazzard, who played and coached at UCLA and became both an NCAA and Olympic champion, died Friday. He was 69.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.
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UConn wins 89th straight, breaks UCLA mark

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Connecticut women's basketball team broke UCLA's NCAA Division I mark with their 89th straight victory Tuesday, a 93-62 decision over Florida State.

UConn ties UCLA with 88th straight win

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Connecticut's women's basketball team tied the all-time consecutive wins streak set by the UCLA men's team Sunday with an 81-50 victory over Ohio State.
Coaching icon John Wooden dies

Coaching icon John Wooden dies

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- John Wooden, who built an unmatched college basketball dynasty at UCLA, died Friday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles the university said. He was 99.

Report: UCLA coaching legend very ill

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- Former UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden, one of the most iconic figures in American sports, is reported to be very ill at UCLA Medical Center.

Hansbrough named Wooden Award winner

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough has won the annual John Wooden Award, symbolic of the best college basketball player this season.

Report: Wooden hospitalized after a fall

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Iconic former UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden has been hospitalized after a fall at his Encino, Calif., home Thursday night, a report said.

COL BKB: UCLA 89, Idaho State 49

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Darren Collison scored 20 points Saturday to lead eighth-ranked UCLA to an 89-49 victory over Idaho State.
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John Wooden
WS2002102002 - ANAHEIM, California, Oct. 20 (UPI) - First pitch participant John Wooden is greeted by Giants Kenny Lofton during game 2 of the World Series in Anaheim, Caifornia on Oct. 20, 2002. cc/cc/John SooHoo UPI

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row — as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat. Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games. He was named national coach of the year six times.

As a player, Wooden was the first to be named basketball All-American three times and he won a national championship at Purdue. Wooden was named a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (inducted in 1961) and as a coach (in 1973), the first person ever enshrined in both categories. Only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since had the same honor.

He was one of the most revered coaches and was beloved by his former players, among them Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Bill Walton. Wooden was renowned for his short, simple inspirational messages to his players, including his "Pyramid of Success." These often were directed at how to be a success in life as well as in basketball.

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