John Wooden had the kind of inspired life that makes any kind of tribute feel unworthy.
So I will relate my own connection to him:
When I was a kid, I read Coach Wooden's "They Call Me Coach" and was so amazed by his "Pyramid of Success" that I hand-wrote my own copy and taped it to the wall above my desk.
I memorized his definition of "success," essentially: Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of the self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
There are plenty of other Wooden quotes worth reading -- and applying to your own life.