I was at UCLA when John Wooden coached Lew Alcindor and others. I would stop in at Pauley Pavilion to watch the practices, and, of course, the games were great fun. What a gentleman he was! I feel sad tonight when I read that he has died and he was 99 and lived a beautiful and inspiring life. I was at the last game he coached when UCLA won the NCAA championship. I've read the books he's written. He was a truly honorable and ethical man. I feel sad to read of his passing and yet what a life he lived and what an example he gave.
John Wooden's Seven Point Creed was given to him by his father upon his graduation from grammar school:
Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
Make friendship a fine art.
Build a shelter against a rainy day.
Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.