Friday, April 13, 2007

John Wooden Released From Hospital

By The Associated Press

John Wooden was resting at home today after his hospital release. The
96-year-old former UCLA basketball coach had been hospitalized since

"He is at home and doing well," daughter Nan Muehlhausen said in a statement relased by UCLA.

She said he was thankful for people's thoughts, prayers, cards and notes.

"Dad needs his rest, so we are asking people not to visit or call him on the telephone at this time," she added.

Wooden was taken to the hospital when he began to have symptoms similar
to those from a year ago when he was hospitalized for diverticulitis,
an inflammation of pockets in the colon.

Doctors later believed he had a reaction to a combination of
medications, including one for arthritis, according to his daughter. He
also had an elevated heart rate Thursday.

Wooden coached the Bruins to 10 NCAA championships in a 12-year span
before retiring in 1975 with a 620-147 record in 27 years at UCLA.

(photo credit: AP)



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