Last month, I joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. My goal there is to help shape NCAA regulations in a way that makes sense for our student athletes. We need to respect (and protect) their role as students every bit as much as, if not more than, we respect their role as athletes.
That was John Wooden: humble, accessible, without any pretense. Everywhere you turn today you will find a tribute to this extraordinary man. They're all going to make him sound too good to be true, but in fact he was. No sense in just echoing them.