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John Wooden



John Wooden (1910–2010) was an American men’s college basketball coach and author who focused on building character in his players at least as much, if not more so, as he focused on winning games. He led his teams to eleven NCAA titles, all the while encouraging his players to graduate and maintain high academic standards. His philosophies on leadership, integrity, and working together for a common purpose remain in wide use—in sports, self-development, and the business world.

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A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring

From the legendary basketball coach who inspired generations of athletes and businesspeople, an inspiring book about the power of mentoring and being mentored.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks about Experiencing Racism with Coach Wooden (5/18/17)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his book, Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court, including Coach Wooden’s reaction to witnessing racism.

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Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.

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8 Keys to Coach John Wooden's Servant Leadership

Legendary basketball coach John Wooden had what he called an "MBA": a mop-and-bucket attitude. In other words, he believed in doing the hard work necessary to help everyone in his organization succeed.

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Wooden’s Pyramid of Success Building Blocks

A look at Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

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Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence

Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success presents a unique opportunity to study under the man ESPN hails as “the greatest coach of the 20th century.

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Indiana Basketball Player Broke Racial Barrier, Changed Game Forever

Clarence Walker quietly broke the color barrier, wading through a thicket of unforgiving racial tensions along the way, bottling up his private pain for the greater good. He never fired back. He couldn’t.

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John Wooden: Understanding Race Equality and Character Through Sports

John Wooden never talked much about race. He was just a decent man who understood what was right; he did right by people regardless of race, ethnicity, and religion; and he lived that creed.

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Phil Jackson Recalls the Time He Spent with John Wooden

Phil Jackson reveals how he would change college basketball and recalls time he spent with the late John Wooden.

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My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey

For John Wooden’s millions of fans—a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life Sports Illustrated declared: “There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man.

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