FedEx CEO gets Wooden award

UCLA's Anderson School will be honoring Fred Smith as recipient of this year's John Wooden Global Leadership Award. The inaugural award in 2008 went to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault was honored in 2009. As part of tomorrow night's program, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Keith Erickson and Jamaal Wilkes will be on hand to talk about their years with the famous UCLA coach.

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