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Ex-Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum hospitalized with stroke

Posted at 1:51 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 13:51:47-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Former Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum has been hospitalized after recently suffering a stroke, according to an official with Crum’s foundation.

Jonathan Israel, the principal fundraiser for the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, provided the information in a Twitter post attributed to the foundation on Tuesday. The post said Crum, 82, who lives in Louisville, suffered the stroke in the past week.

The post did not mention his condition or what hospital he is in, but added that Crum and his family “appreciates the thoughts, prayers and also their privacy while he is recovering.”

There will be no other statements, the post added.

Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 1994, Crum led Louisville to NCAA men’s basketball championships in 1980 and 1986 before retiring in 2001 after 30 years. He had a record of 675-295.

The coach suffered a stroke in August 2017 while fishing in Alaska but recovered and has attended Cardinals home games in recent years.