Pacific 10 Conference dedicating basketball season to John Wooden [Updated]
The conference's awards for coach of the year, given to both the men's and women's top coaches, will be named in Wooden's honor.
The conference also will run a series of sportsmanship public-service announcements during its football and basketball broadcasts based on Wooden's famed pyramid of success.
[Updated, 11 a.m.: The conference will make a special in-game presentation to the Wooden family during the conference tournament at Staples Center. Wooden guided UCLA to 10 national championships and 620 victories.]
"What set him apart were his core values," Washington Coach Lorenzo Romar said.
-- Ben Bolch
Photo: Former UCLA player Keith Erickson delivers remarks at a memorial on June 26, 2010, for former UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden at Pauley Pavilion. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times