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Wooden To Receive Sports Illustrated's Legacy Award
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  12/11/2000

Dec. 11, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame coach John Wooden will be the first recipient of the Sports Illustrated Legacy Award for his contributions to college basketball and his impact on the sport.

Wooden, who won 10 NCAA titles and 664 games as the coach of UCLA's men's basketball team, will receive the award on Tuesday during the taping of "Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year 2000" prime-time special.

Wooden, the 1932 college player of the year, is in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and a coach.

Chris Coy of Elk City, Oklahoma, the U.S. Junior Olympic Racquetball silver medalist, will be named SI's first Young Sportsman of the Year.

The special will be broadcast on Thursday on CBS.

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