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Inside Wooden's Den


By Wendy Soderburg '82

Published Oct 27, 2010 10:45 AM



Visitors to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame will be able to see something they probably thought they'd never get to see: the inside of John Wooden's den.

The tiny room in Coach's modest Encino condominium was famous for being the place where he received the majority of his many visitors before he died June 4 at age 99 at the Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Crammed full of books, trophies, photographs and other mementos, the den was the place where hundreds — probably thousands — of lucky friends and fans were invited to enjoy Coach's company.

Now, fans who never got the chance to visit Coach at home may see his beloved den, which has been re-created in the Hall of Fame. This is no mere replica: Every book, table, lamp and photograph — even the carpet and drapes — once resided in Wooden's actual den.

Read the rest of the article, A look inside a beloved Bruin's den, from UCLA Today.



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