John Wooden Quotes (54 quotes)
“If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
As quoted in "The Games They Played: Sports in American History, 1865-1980" (Nelson-Hall, 1983), p. 263
As quoted in: Sportswit (Ballantine Books, 1986) by Lee Green, p. 19
As quoted in: Inspiring sport stories (Creation House, 1977), p. 78.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Wooden
Born: October 14, 1910
Died: June 4, 2010 (aged 99)
Bio: John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the Wizard of Westwood, he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period seven in a row as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat. Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games. He was named national coach of the year six times.
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