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John Wooden

Wooden, John, 1910–2010, American basketball coach, b. Martinsville, Ind. The first athlete to be honored in the basketball Hall of Fame as both player and coach, he was named Player of the Year at Purdue Univ. in 1932. He went on to coach the Univ. of California at Los Angeles to 10 national championships in 12 years (1964–65, 1967–73, and 1975), with a men's Division I record 88-game winning streak from Jan., 1971, to Jan., 1974. During his coaching career at UCLA (1949–75), his teams won 664 games for the fourth all-time highest winning percentage (.804).

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