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Publisher says Wooden OK'd memoir

Updated: June 8, 2010, 8:43 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A book on the life of John Wooden that he had been working on in recent months will be released in early July.

Lydia Rinaldi of publisher McGraw-Hill said Monday that "The Wisdom of Wooden: A Century of Family, Faith and Friends" is filled with Wooden's personal memories and some never-before-seen color photos.

Wooden died Friday in Los Angeles at 99.

Rinaldi says Wooden's longtime collaborator Steve Jamison read the completed book to Wooden in the hospital. ...

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