Jim Murray: John Wooden Is the Best Coach in the History of College Basketball
USC stalls UCLA, 46-44, the Bruins’ first defeat at Pauley Pavilion.
March 9, 1969: Sports columnist Jim Murray calls John Wooden “the best basketball coach in the history of the collegiate game -- or maybe the game, period. He wins NCAA championships with teams that fit comfortably in Volkswagens. He never needed a team that could walk to Catalina without getting its hair wet.”