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Legendary Coach John Wooden Hospitalized in Grave Condition

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99-year-old UCLA coach John Wooden is reportedly hospitalized and in grave condition at UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center, according to the LA Weekly. "It's understood that he hasn't eaten in the last couple days and is very ill," notes cbs2, however UCLA has not confirmed the reports nor issued a statement regarding Wooden's health. The storied basketball coach has been nicknamed "The Wizard of Westwood." His long-running career includes a number of accolades and an amazing team record for UCLA. Wooden was "first person selected for the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and coach."