Friday, June 4, 2010

Wooden Update: "Resting Comfortably"

((HT: ESPN))

Former UCLA head basketball coach John Wooden is said to be resting comfortably at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He was admitted on May 26 due to dehydration, the school said.

Former Bruins star Bill Walton told AP from the NBA Finals that he last visited with Wooden two days ago at the hospital.

"He's the greatest," Walton said. "We love him."

Thursday, former Lakers coach Bill Sharman and his wife, Joyce, visited Wooden at UCLA Medical Center according to ESPN.

"I talked to him before [Game 1 of the NBA Finals]. He could talk a little bit, and he could see who you were, but you could see it was going downhill."

Though Wooden could barely talk, Sharman said, Wooden said what he needed to.

"We said goodbye today," Sharman said. "I think he realized it."

ESPN's John Anderson caught up with Shelley Smith...

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