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The UCLA Bruins will honor college basketball's greatest coach later this month.
The UCLA Bruins will honor legendary head coach John Wooden on Oct. 26 with a statue outside of Pauley Pavilion. Wooden, who passed away in June 2010, is the winningest coach in program history with a record of 664-162, and won an astounding 10 national titles with the Bruins in the 1960s and 1970s.
According to UCLA, many of his family members will be in attendance when the bronze statue is unveiled. There is a ceremony set for 2:30 p.m. PT on the 26th.
"The statue is a monument to a man who touched countless lives and showed us what it means to lead with integrity, humility, compassion and commitment," UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said in a recent article on UCLABruins.com. "The legacy of the late Coach Wooden transcends athletics, our campus and the local community. I speak for many when I say with pride that his image will forever grace the main entrance to Pauley Pavilion."
The Bruins will open their season on Nov. 9 against Indiana State.