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There are No Words to Describe How Much I Love This

The McGee Four were in the local library a couple weekends ago when right there on a big display was a coffee table-sized book about John Wooden. And it was a new one that I’d never seen before. Turns out it was the official UCLA retrospective (available on Amazon.com) published after Wooden’s death. It’s mostly […]

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John Wooden Quote #20

We played ten times for the national championship while I was coaching at UCLA. Each time we were fortunate enough to win. And each time near the end of the contest when I felt we had the game in hand, I told the team during a time-out, “Now, remember when this game is over to […]

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Pete Carroll: Why Didn’t You Just Say That?

I was pretty skeptical when the Seahawks hired Pete Carroll as head coach, and as much as I enjoy watching his enthusiasm on the sidelines, the jury is still out for me on whether he’s gonna last long-term in Seattle. I want to like the guy, and I kinda do … but still just “kinda.” […]

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John Wooden Quote #19

Never did I want to call the first time-out during a game. Never. It was almost a fetish with me because I stressed conditioning to such a degree. I wanted UCLA to come out and run our opponents so hard that they would be forced to call the first time-out just to catch their breath. […]

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John Wooden Quote #18

Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn’t mean treating everyone alike. That’s unfair, because everyone doesn’t earn the same treatment. Love this one. It’s the start of a section of the book called “A Leader Is Fair.” And it’s very true. I know it’s true in parenting. Kids always […]

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