While the Yankees might be called the evil empire, the UCLA dynasty of John Wooden may be known as the Benevolent Monarchy. Coach Wooden was not a despot or an emperor, but a guide and mentor to hundreds if not thousands of Young men. One of my mentors sent me this story, which I will now share with you. Like him, it brought a tear to my eye. Godspeed, Coach Wooden!
How 1964 Bruins made John Wooden.
And check out this story, how he stayed in touch even with players he coached in high school. What an amazing man, to say nothing of his coaching legend.