UCLA legend John Wooden said to be gravely ill [Updated]
Wooden, 99, is being treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to the sources, who are not authorized to speak publicly.
[UPDATED, 10:21 p.m.: UCLA Sports Information Director Marc Dellins has confirmed that Wooden is being treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.]
A UCLA athletic department official declined to comment on the situation.
Wooden’s health has been an issue in recent weeks, as he was briefly hospitalized about a month ago, a school source said.
According to a report by KCAL, Wooden has not eaten in the last couple days.
Wooden won 620 games during his career, which began at UCLA in 1948. He retired following the 1974-75 season, after his Bruins won their 10th title in 12 seasons. During his career, Wooden guided top players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton. The Bruins won an NCAA-record 88 consecutive games during one stretch.
Wooden, who played at Purdue, is the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach.
-- Chris Foster
Photo: John Wooden in 2007. Credit: Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times