John Wooden's 90th Birthday Tribute

Nov. 2, 2000

UCLA Audio Presentation
  • Irv Kaze's "Toast to the Coach"
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    Los Angeles --On October 14, longtime UCLA head basketball coach John Wooden celebrated his 90th birthday. That day, KIEV sports radio host Irv Kaze hosted an hour long tribute to coach Wooden titled, "Toast to the Coach." The segment featured various friends and family members of coach Wooden who called in to pay their tributes to who many consider the greatest basketball coach of all time. Gail Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Dean Smith, Tom Brokaw, Dick Enberg, Jamal Wilkes, and a host of others joined in celebrating this special day. Kaze even reads a letter from President Bill Clinton wishing coach Wooden a happy 90th. Towards the end of the presentation coach Wooden himself calls in and shares some of his lifelong experiences. Click on the link at the top of this page to listen to a very special tribute to coach John Wooden.

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