Former Louisville Basketball Coach Hospitalized in Anchorage

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The wife of former Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum says he is hospitalized in Alaska after suffering what doctors suspect was a mild stroke.

    Denny Crum, the former basketball coach for the Louisville Cardinals, became ill while fishing and was airlifted to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. This is according to his wife, the host of WFPL-FM in Louisville.

    In 1994, Crum was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2001, he retired from coaching after a 30-year career at Louisville and two national championships. Crum was active at the university, doing fundraising and managing a scholarship foundation that bears his name.

    According to the wife, the Hall of Fame coach is improving and he could be released as early as this weekend. Denny Crum is 80-years-old; doctors believe that he may have had a mild stroke on Wednesday.

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