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  1. John Wooden defines success

    Henry Abbott

    I know, I know, this has been written about a zillion times. He has volumes and volumes on the topic. But as we're thinking about great achievements in college basketball, here's a line from a TED talk the great UCLA coach gave in February 2001. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  2. When sports matter

    Henry Abbott

    They're about far more than just exercise and competition, and John Wooden knew all about that....

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  3. John Wooden is 99

    Henry Abbott

    Happy Birthday, coach. His family says they will celebrate quietly. The tallest of his red-headed former pupils, Bill Walton, has written Wooden a heartfelt and funny letter full of memories and ... play-by-play of some of Walton's favorite new a...

    Blog | October 14, 2009
  4. Tough Night on the Plane for the Spurs

    Henry Abbott

    During a post-game interview last night, San Antonio guard Tony Parker divulged proudly that the Spurs team had packed and was ready to go straight from New Orleans to Los Angeles to spend the night. Smart move! Coaching legend John Wooden wrote, in ...

    Blog | May 20, 2008
  5. Consider the Legacy of John Wooden

    Henry Abbott

    I'm roughly a year late to this article. But it's something really worth knowing about. John Wooden, in basketball circles, walks on water. He's simply as unimpeachable as one can be. (A couple of times I have crossed paths with him, and felt compell...

    Blog | October 12, 2007
  6. Basketball Legends vs. Racism

    Henry Abbott

    The founding class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame includes John Wooden, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Dean Smith and Dr. James Naismith. Adande reported on the proceedings in Kansas City to kick the thing off, and used his blog t...

    Blog | November 21, 2006
  7. Three Bean Poles. Two Fights. One Good Laugh.

    Henry Abbott

    From what I have heard, fistfights are not all that uncommon in NBA practices. In today's Oregonian, John Canzano has the story of three beanpoles (Ha Seung Jin, Nedzad Sinanovic, and a wooden dowel) mixing it up in the spirit of, as Canzano tells it...

    Blog | August 03, 2005