Public Figure Profiles

John Wooden

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball coach and player. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national championships in a 12-year period as head coach for the UCLA Bruins, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than four in a row in Division I college men's or women's basketball. Within this period, his teams won an NCAA men's basketball record 88 consecutive games. Wooden won the prestigious Henry Iba Award as national coach of the year a record seven times and won the AP award five times.

As a 5'10" guard, Wooden was the first player to be named basketball All-American three times, and the 1932 Purdue team on which he played as a senior was retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll. He played professionally in the National Basketball League (NBL). Wooden was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (1960) and as a coach (1973), the first person ever enshrined in both categories.One of the most revered coaches in the history of sports, Wooden was beloved by his former players, among them Lew Alcindor (later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Bill Walton. Wooden was renowned for his short, simple inspirational messages to his players (including his "Pyramid of Success") many of which were directed at how to be a success in life as well as in basketball. Wooden's 29-year coaching career and overwhelming critical acclaim for his leadership have created a legacy not only in sports but also extending to business, personal success, and organizational leadership.

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Some of their strengths

John Wooden has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Practical, Imaginative, Altruistic, Intellectual, Analytical, and Innovative.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Wooden is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John Wooden well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Wooden as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Wooden is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is active, giving, optimistic, and cheerful, and who possesses a charisma that attracts friends and admirers.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Wooden tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of John Wooden's challenges

While John Wooden has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, John Wooden can be Arrogant, Irritable, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, and Status-seeking.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of John Wooden's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

John Wooden must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Irritable and Moody

John Wooden is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, John Wooden also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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