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May 5, 1989
UCLA guard Pooh Richardson received the John Wooden Award as the Bruins' most valuable player at the team's annual basketball banquet.
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March 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Seven players have been selected as John R. Wooden Award winners for high school basketball as players of the year. They are Westchester's Elijah Stewart (City Section); Mater Dei's Stanley Johnson (Division I); St. John Bosco's Daniel Hamilton (Division II); Chaminade's Jack Williams (Division III); Bishop Montgomery's Justin Bibbins (Division IV); San Gabriel Academy's Marcus LoVett Jr. (Division V), and Trinity Classical Academy's Ryan Brooks (Division VI). They will be presented their awards on April 11 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
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March 17, 1985 | KEN DENLINGER, Washington Post
Life often gets unbearable. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Guns or butter? Cash or charge? Tastes great or less filling? Cashews or macadamia nuts? Beethoven or Mozart? Christie Brinkley or Cheryl Tiegs? "Cheers" or "Hill Street Blues"? Patrick Ewing or Chris Mullin? There's no debate on that last one, I'd assumed. Before last Sunday. As reasonable people, we could argue over dozens of issues, tough and trite, but agree that each side was equally persuasive.
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November 22, 2013 | By Meg James
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger was honored with the UCLA Anderson School of Management John Wooden Global Leadership Award during an evening that celebrated impressive records. At the UCLA gala Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton, Iger's won-loss record was compared to that of the legendary UCLA basketball coach, who posted a 620-147 record in his 27 years at the helm. Since Iger took the reins of the Burbank entertainment giant in 2005, the value of Disney's stock has tripled.
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April 7, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Just as the University of Kansas basketball team rallied to put a big finish on its season as the surprise winner of the national title, so did Danny Manning come from behind to win the 12th annual John Wooden Award. Actually, those comeback stories are the same. Manning won the award, which honors the outstanding college basketball player of the year, with a flurry of last-day, call-in votes after leading the Jayhawks to the title.
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April 11, 1987
Bobby Knight showed his true class (fourth) when he refused to come to the John Wooden Award announcement unless he was guaranteed his player (Steve Alford) would win. The committee made the right choice. CHARLES A. JOHNSON Los Angeles
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April 18, 1987
Bobby Knight showed his true class (fourth) when he refused to come to the John Wooden Award announcement unless he was guaranteed his player (Steve Alford) would win. The committee made the right choice. CHARLES A. JOHNSON Los Angeles
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April 17, 1993
If those who give the John Wooden Award want to be sure that the recipient won't have to be absent due to an academic commitment, they should give it to a Nevada Las Vegas player. BOB BRIGHAM Manhattan Beach
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March 4, 2001 | Associated Press
Jason Kapono of UCLA, Casey Jacobsen and Jarron Collins of Stanford and Michael Wright of Arizona are the Pacific 10 Conference players on the 20-player John Wooden Award ballot. The 25th John. R. Wooden Award Trophy for college basketball's player of the year will be presented April 6 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Kenyon Martin won the award last year.
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June 5, 2010 | By Mike Kupper, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, the longtime executive of the Los Angeles Athletic Club who conceived of the John R. Wooden Award given annually to the country's outstanding men's and women's college basketball players, died early Friday of congestive heart failure at Hollenbeck Palms rehabilitation center in Los Angeles. He was 93 and died just hours before Wooden. An outstanding athlete in his youth, Llewellyn joined the athletic club in 1956 and worked there for 54 years, first as director of athletics, then as executive vice president.
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April 8, 2007 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Kevin Durant said he gets asked "20 to 30 times a day" if he's going to leave Texas and enter the NBA draft. Saturday at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, he received one more piece of hardware that suggests he might be ready. The 6-foot-9 freshman forward won the 31st annual Wooden Award as the nation's top college basketball player. It was the seventh national-player-of-the-year honor for Durant, who won in a landslide, collecting 4,351 points in voting.
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September 3, 2005 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
For a moment, Nan Wooden Muehlhausen says, her father lost his temper last March. John Wooden -- at 94 a man still sought out for his views on matters of basketball, sports and ethics, education and good manners, man-to-man defense and foul shooting, good behavior and bad -- was in a room full of lawyers and agents, family and old friends. "My dad stood up and said, 'I want my name back. I want to be able to use my name.'
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April 10, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
An unscheduled airplane landing briefly delayed Utah center Andrew Bogut's national player-of-the-year tour, but the trip ended as expected Saturday when the Australian All-American became the first foreign recipient of the John R. Wooden Award.
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April 9, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Utah All-American center Andrew Bogut has won most of college basketball's major player-of-the-year awards, and today the sophomore might add the John Wooden Award to his list. The standout 7-foot Australian, whom many talent evaluators expect to be selected first in June's NBA draft, is among five finalists for the Wooden Award, presented at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
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April 10, 2004 | Mike Terry; Robyn Norwood, From Staff Reports
Alana Beard capped her season and college basketball career by being named the inaugural winner of the women's John R. Wooden Award on Friday. The Duke senior guard, who averaged 19.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists and led the 30-4 Blue Devils to a fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship, was selected over Penn State's Kelly Mazzante, Stanford's Nicole Powell, Connecticut's Diana Taurasi and Purdue's Shereka Wright. Voting was completed March 29.
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October 15, 2002 | --Jim Barrero
There will be another John Wooden Award. But unlike the honor that recognizes college basketball's player of the year, this one will encompass not only Wooden's success as a coach, but also the contributions that his late wife, Nell, made in his development on the path to 10 national championships at UCLA.
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April 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Duke's Alana Beard and Connecticut's Diana Taurasi are among five finalists for the inaugural women's John R. Wooden Award, given to the nation's top college basketball player. Beard helped the Blue Devils to a 30-4 record, the No. 1 ranking in the season's final AP poll and the NCAA tournament regional final. The 5-foot-11 senior already received player of the year honors from the AP and the Wade Trophy. Taurasi led the Huskies to tonight's national championship game against Tennessee.
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March 7, 2004
The John R. Wooden Award committee announced Saturday the 20 finalists for the 10-player 2003-04 Wooden Award All-American team and player of the year. The player of the year, determined by more than 1,000 voters, will be announced April 10 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, with the event being shown by CBS. The 20 candidates, listed in alphabetical order: *--* Player Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. School Josh Childress F 6-8 205 Jr. Stanford Travis Diener G 6-1 165 Jr. Marquette Ike Diogu F-C 6-8 250 So.
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