John Wooden, Pete Newell: Rivals first, then friends

Pete Newell didn’t stay long enough at California for his simmering rivalry with John Wooden to reach a full boil, but he stayed long enough to leave a lasting impression on the man who would lead UCLA’s remarkable run of 10 NCAA championships in 12 seasons.

Wooden says that matching wits with the influential Newell, who died last month, made him a more patient, well-rounded coach.

latimes.com
12/15/08