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Players “Remember” Wooden at Notable Speaker Event Oct. 28

Published: October 15, 2010

John Wooden
Legendary John Wooden

A pair of former UCLA basketball players will take part in a panel discussion on “Remembering Coach John Wooden” at the next CSULB Notable Speaker Series event on Thursday, Oct. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in Room 139-A of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Building.

Kenny Booker
Kenny Booker
Andy Hill
Andy Hill

Kenny Booker, a local Coldwell Banker realtor who won two NCAA championships while at UCLA, and Andy Hill, a motivational speaker and author who won three NCAA titles with the Bruins, will share their thoughts on and memories of Wooden, the man who last year was honored as the greatest coach in sports history, and the profound impact of his teachings on their lives. The legendary Wooden, who would have turned 100 on Oct. 14, passed away on June 4.

The conversation will be moderated by Jeff Fellenzer, a partner with Skybox Sports & Entertainment, LLC, and an adjunct professor USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Each spring semester, Fellenzer teaches “Sports, Business and Media,” and over the years, the course has featured a variety of prominent sports newsmakers, including Wooden.

Presented in partnership with the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, home of the “John Wooden Ethics in Leadership Award,” the discussion also will cover Wooden’s world-famous Pyramid of Success and his enduring legacy.

The Notable Speaker Series was established by the CSULB College of Business Administration to add relevance to current students’ learning experiences and offer opportunities for professional development and intellectual engagement to alumni, staff, faculty and the community.

There is no cost to attend the event, but reservations are required. Visitors to the campus must purchase a parking permit at one of the yellow kiosk for $5 in Lot 15. Those attending the event should park in the parking structure on Merriam Way adjacent to the CBA Building and may park in the spaces marked “Employee Permit” in Lot 15 after 6 p.m. See the campus map for details.

To register or learn more about the fall 2010 Notable Speaker Series, visit its website. For more information, contact Sweta Mohandos, Notable Speaker Series coordinator, at

–Rick Gloady