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Legendary Former Louisville Coach Denny Crum Hospitalized After Stroke

A general view of Louisville's basketball arena.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 25: A general view of the inside of the arena during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Ohio Bobcats at KFC YUM! Center on November 25, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former Louisville head coach Denny Crum is recovering in the hospital tonight after suffering a stroke this past week. His family confirmed the news tonight.

It is the second time Crum has been hospitalized by a stroke in the last two years. He also spent time there in August 2017.

Jonathan Israel, the head fundraiser for Crum's scholarship fund, tweeted out a statement on the 82-year-old coach's condition on Tuesday evening.

"Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Crum suffered a stroke this past week and is now recovering in a local hospital. Coach Crum and his family appreciates the thoughts, prayers and also their privacy while he is recovering. No other statements," the tweet read.

Crum was the head coach at Louisville from 1971-2001. In that time, he compiled a 695-295 overall record, including six Final Fours and two national titles. Crum was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Kentucky head coach John Calipari tweeted his best wishes to Crum moments ago.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Crum as he heals. Get well soon, coach.