Tonight, as I head for bed, I heard on the news of John Wooden's hospitalization, apparently in grave condition.
It saddens me deeply to hear that this wonderful man - arguably the greatest coach of all time, in any sport at any level - is near the end of his time on earth.
Stories about John Wooden abound, as do video clips on YouTube. He has been used as the example of coaching and life lessons and, at age 99 years, is still revered by men he coached a half century ago.
I close tonight with sadness in my heart, yet knowing that if John Wooden leaves us soon, he has most certainly left this world better for his presence. There is no better example of a life well-lived.
Please enjoy this recent clip of an interview with Rick Reilly to give you a clear view of this wonderful man.
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