first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) – John Wooden has basketball events and the court at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion named in his honor. Soon, he could have his own post office. A bill by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, would name the post office in Reseda as the Coach John Wooden Post Office. The entire California congressional delegation co-sponsored Sherman’s bill, which was passed Thursday by the House Government Reform Committee. “With the Bruins once again in the Final Four, the timing couldn’t be better,” said Sherman, who attended UCLA in the early 1970s, when Wooden was coach. “It’s now time for a full-court press to dunk this bill through the last legislative hoops.” The bill was introduced in December and awaits passage by the full House. Wooden guided UCLA to 10 NCAA championships, including seven in a row. He is one of three people included in the Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. He played at Purdue University in his native Indiana. Wooden, 95, has lived in Encino for many years, where the post office was named for the late Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn in 2002. His daughter, Nancy, lives in Reseda, so that post office was chosen. Wooden’s name is used for the John R. Wooden Classic, a doubleheader held in Anaheim every December, and the John R. Wooden Tradition in Indianapolis. Awards in his name are presented annually to the men’s and women’s college players of the year in April.last_img

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