Denny Crum, the Hall of Fame former coach of the Louisville men’s basketball team, has been hospitalized after a reported mild stroke on Wednesday.
According to WFPL, where Crum’s wife, Susan Sweeney Crum, is a radio host, Crum, 80, was doing well and undergoing tests at a medical center in Alaska where the couple were vacationing.
Sweeney Crum told WFPL her husband became ill while fishing and was airlifted to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. She reported his condition had improved and hoped he would be released from the hospital over the weekend.
Crum coached the Cardinals for 30 seasons, ending in 2001 and guided Louisville to two national championships (1980 and 1986) and six Final Fours.
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After his retirement from coaching, he co-hosted a radio show with friend and former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall from 2004 to 2014.