How A Career Ends: John Wooden's Pyramid Of Success Led Me From Belgium…

Tell Me When It's Over is an interview series in which we ask former athletes about the moment they knew their playing days were over. Today: guard John Vallely, who won national titles with and without Lew Alcindor at UCLA. » 3/29/12 7:02pm 3/29/12 7:02pm

John Wooden's Benchwarming Great Grandson Hits The Last Basket At…

As feel-good endings to basketball-arena timelines go, what happened yesterday at UCLA's slated-for-renovation Pauley Pavilion is scripted perfectly. In the building where his great grandfather, the late John Wooden, coached eight national-championship teams, Tyler Trapani made his third on-court appearance of the… » 2/27/11 12:00pm 2/27/11 12:00pm

Celtics-Lakers Has Competitive Greatness Coming Out The Ass

Quietly, perhaps in a brief moment when floppy Derek Fisher wasn't butoh dancing for the refs, Celtics-Lakers became everything anyone could want in a basketball series. » 6/15/10 8:45pm 6/15/10 8:45pm

Ten (Fake) Memories Of John Wooden (From Someone Who Never Met Him)

"Coach had these specially designed pants that had holes in the seat. He used to place false teeth in his buttocks and collect loose change from sofas while sitting and talking to parents on recruiting trips." Share your own below. [Johnny America] » 6/11/10 2:45pm 6/11/10 2:45pm

John Wooden Dead At 99

Legendary basketball coach John Wooden has passed away at the age of 99 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Say good-bye to the Wizard of Westwood with Alex Wolff's retrospective here. [New York Times] » 6/04/10 11:30pm 6/04/10 11:30pm

Who Does Rasheed Wallace Have To Kick In The Head To Get A Technical?

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 6/04/10 6:45am 6/04/10 6:45am

Enough With The John Wooden Crap

OK, Butler's a great story, and I realize that a certain amount of, "Hey, it's like that one movie where Gene Hackman gets to hump Barbara Hershey!" is inevitable here, but can we please leave John Wooden out of this? » 4/05/10 5:30pm 4/05/10 5:30pm

It's John Wooden's 99th Birthday

And to commemorate,'s re-run his "What I've Learned" interview with Cal Fussman from February, 2000. Here's some sage advice from the legendary UCLA coach we can all benefit from: "Pick up your own orange peels."[] » 10/14/09 11:50am 10/14/09 11:50am

The Mysteries of Boob Punching

John Wooden Falls, Will Get Up Soon

Okay, who left the Pyramid of Success out in the middle of the den for everyone to trip over? C'mon, one of you better fess up to this. Because now John Wooden took a pretty bad spill thanks to your irresponsibility. » 3/01/08 12:50pm 3/01/08 12:50pm