June 5, 2010
In 1946, John Wooden interviewed with Wally Butts to become the head basketball coach at The University of Georgia. Due to recruiting policies in the South at the time, Wooden wouldn't have been able to assemble the type of team he wanted. So he turned down a job offer from Butts. Two years later, he started coaching at UCLA. Oh, what could have been.
Coach Harrick brought Wooden to Athens to speak about 8 years ago. It was one of the most amazing talks I've listened as the quick wit of the man was still obvious well into his 90s.
Wooden has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and the UCLA family.