LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Legendary Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum is recovering from a stroke at a local hospital, according to a report.
The news was posted on the 82-year-old former coach’s Scholarship Foundation page on Facebook, pasted in below:
Crum guided UofL to national championships in 1980 and 1986, and took the team to a total of six Final Fours between 1971 and 2001. He finished his career with 675 victories.
Crum has remained a fixture around the UofL community in the nearly two decades since he coached his last game.
His wife, Susan Sweeney Crum, issued a statement to WAVE 3 News:
“We are pleased with how Denny has responded in these early days of his recovery, as are his doctors and we are optimistic that with time and some rehab, he will make a full recovery. There are fishing trips to be made still.”
Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted his response on Tuesday evening: