Although I seldom indulge in “recommended viewing” notes, as a UCLA grad and basketball fan, I consider it a public service passing this one along in the wake of legendary coach John Wooden’s death last week:
HBO SPORTS DOCUMENTARY THE UCLA DYNASTY,
TELLING THE STORY OF THE BRUINS’ COLLEGE BASKETBALL DOMINANCE
FROM 1964 TO 1975 UNDER JOHN WOODEN
RETURNS FRIDAY, JUNE 11, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO2
A reminder of the great achievements of legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is captured in the HBO Sports special THE UCLA DYNASTY, a 2007 documentary that traces the incredible success of the UCLA men’s basketball program, which captured an astounding ten national titles during a 12-year run. The HBO2 service will air an encore presentation of the one-hour documentary on FRIDAY, JUNE 11 (7:30-8:30 p.m. ET/PT).
While the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement and political scandal were consuming the nation, a basketball legacy grew in Southern California. Led by coach John Wooden, the UCLA Bruins amassed an unprecedented ten NCAA titles in the 12 seasons from 1964-1975, setting a standard of excellence and consistency in a volatile era. To this day, the Wooden legacy and the Bruins’ record-breaking 88-game winning streak remain unparalleled in collegiate sports.
And here’s a link to my original review of this splendid documentary.