Former Wooden players recall coach

Cunningham, McCarter and Erickson are among those offering memories from campus

Updated: June 6, 2010, 1:51 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- In short time there will be a small, private funeral where John R. Wooden, who died Friday at 99, will be laid to rest.

Sometime after that, there will be a public memorial where his life and legend will be celebrated even as he is mourned.

But on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the wise man took his final breath, the men he'd meant the most to -- his former players -- came to the court where Wooden reached his greatest glory, to be together, grieve together and honor ...

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