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June 5, 2010
Well done,Coach !!
June 5, 2010
Hi, I don't know you all or your dad, but I read this and it really touch me.I was so very close to home. Should I say my heart. He speaks wisdom and counsel as my dad does. Often, people get tired or hearing in or thinks it's nonsense, but to those willing to receive it, it is wisdom to cherish and something that he cared enough to share.As, your dad said about teacher's, but there are many without a degree that teach. I believe that's what your dad was referring to; which was anyone who to time to share wisdom, advice, encouragement, knowledge, truth, and sometimes just stories.But almost always, in those stories, were messages. Again, as your dad said "drink deeply", meaning look and listen deeply.I am very sorry for your lose. Your dad probably had people in his life that didn't want to listen.But those words of wisdom and advice came from love. And that is what love is. I know that your dad was a wonderful man because He seem like He was just like my daddy.I say dad to you because almost any man can be a father, but what we have is a "DADDY".My dad is all of these things to me and I cherish him everyday.I have ALMOST lost him to 5 heart attacks, prostate cancer and just recently a stroke. But God still has work for him here. He's 67 and has tried to promise his wife, my stepmom, at least 5 more years.So, every minute matters. I could only dream to see my dad healthy til 99.Again, as your dad said, if I give up on that dream, it will give up on me. God Bless all of your family and you will be in my prayers.You all were so blessed to have such a wonderful man in your life for 99 years.It reminds me of the old song "99 red balloons go by". Kari ocmondk@bellsouth.net
June 5, 2010
Prayers to the family. He was truly a great man of character and he will be missed by many friends and former players. May he rest in peace!
June 5, 2010
What we all would have given to be coached by John Wooden.His Pyramid of Success was a revolutionary idea to winning as a team.I was a student at the University of Washington and I watched a UCLA practise back in 1970.It was run like a well tuned Swiss watch.He sat up in the bleachers as the Bruins ran their drills and he did not miss a thing.I remember a particular drill where they were banking shots from the side and Sidney Wicks shot directly at the basket and Coach Wooden spoke with a stern voice ,"Bank the shot Sidney".The meticulous attention to detail,the way they transitioned from one drill to another without wasting a moment and the unselfish teamwork was something I never forgot.Every great coach is a great teacher and Coach Wooden was the greatest of all.
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