wooden, john

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wooden, john

American basketball coach who directed teams of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to 10 National Collegiate Athletic Association championships in 12 seasons (1964-65, 1967-73, 1975). Several of his UCLA players became professional basketball stars, notably Lew Alcindor (afterward Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Gail Goodrich

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