Who IS your Daddy?

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a local event where of our town’s youth sports teams had a table. Earlier that day, I had heard that John Wooden had died, so I asked: “Sad news about John Wooden, isn’t it?”

Huh? Neither of them had even heard of Coach, and they were leaders of coaches?

Anyone who has ever played for me, has been tortured by stories from John Wooden. He is one of my great heroes, and not to discount my own father’s role in my life, but Coach Wooden had a father-like impact in my life.

My father has been gone for a little over 10 years now and I do miss him. But on this father’s day, I’m also feeling the loss of Coach.

Below is a video from the Charlie Rose show, interviewing Coach, Bill Walton and Bill Russell. It’s worth it just to hear Russell’s laugh, IMO.