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Window on Wooden

Ben Howland, the 'steward' of the legendary coach's program, helps us say goodbye

Updated: June 5, 2010, 1:09 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- If he had been crying, there was no trace. Only a grateful smile graced Ben Howland's face.

UCLA's basketball coach had admired John Wooden for as long as he'd loved basketball, and he had the privilege of meeting and learning from the legendary coach when he became the "steward," as he calls it, of Wooden's program in 2003.

And like all of the Bruins coaches who came after Wooden, Howland had known full well he would never live up to Wooden's legacy but would try ...

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