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John Wooden, Basketball Legend Celebrates 99th Birthday

Last updated on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

(UNDATED) - Basketball legend and Hoosier native John Wooden today celebrates his 99th birthday in southern California.

Wooden's friend and co-author Don Yaeger says Indiana played a big part in shaping the celebrated coach's life.

He was the first person to be inducted into the basketball hall of fame as a player and as a coach. In 1972, wooden was selected Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year."

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