They Call Me Coach - Chapters 25-27 Summary & Analysis

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Going into the 1970-71 season, Coach Wooden's UCLA teams have won six championship titles. The season finds them without a floor leader, however. Despite several struggles, they lost only one game that year and won a seventh national title.

At the end of the 1971 championship game, Coach Wooden overhears a comment that becomes one of his gratifying moments of his entire career. A reporter asks a player what kind of racial problem he has had on the UCLA team. The player says, "Coach Wooden doesn't see color."

Chapter twenty-six identifies the 1971-72 team as being short on experience but not on talent. Coach Wooden says he would rather work with talent than experience. The team matures quickly and proves to be a delight to work with for a coach. They were not a very emotional group of players, which Coach Wooden appreciates. They take UCLA back to...

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