Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:Originally posted by LA9erFan:
He's part of the Holy Trinity of basketball. James Naismith, Red Auerbach, & John Wooden. RIP, Coach.
I consider Wooden to be very different from the other two you named. I wouldn't put them in the same category. Wooden, IMO, is the greatest coach of all time.
And IMO Wooden is in a league of his own, not for just his coaching accomplishments, but because of his character.
I'm not a UCLA fan, I say F UCLA. But Wooden....what can you say about such a great leader but admire it?
The "other two" are pretty freaking important to the history of basketball. Naismith invented the sport. Auerbach is arguably the greatest NBA coach of all time.