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Former Louisville coach Denny Crum recovering in hospital after health scare

2016 Naismith Awards Brunch

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 03: Former head coach Denny Crum of the Louisville Cardinals speaks at the podium after being presented with the 2016 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s Basketball Award during the 2016 Naismith Awards Brunch at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

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Legendary former Louisville coach Denny Crum is recovering in an Alaska hospital on Thursday after a health scare while fishing.

According to a report from Rick Howlett of WFPL, Susan Crum said that her husband became ill and had to be airlifted to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Doctors suspect that Crum could have suffered from a mild stroke.

Thankfully, Crum is recovering, and his condition has improved to the point that he could be released from the hospital by this weekend, according to his wife.

A 30-year head coach at Louisville, Crum led the Cardinals to two national championships as he is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Crum retired in 2001 with a career record of 675-295 after making six Final Four appearances.

(H/t: Rick Howlett, WFPL)