LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former UofL and Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum is recovering in the hospital after suffering a stroke, according to the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation.

Crum, now 82-years-old, coached the UofL men's basketball team from 1971-2001. He took the Cardinals to two championships, six Final Fours and was honored in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994.

According to the scholarship foundation, Crum and his family appreciate the community's thoughts and prayers but wish to keep their privacy during his recovery.

On Wednesday, Crum's wife, Susan Sweeney Crum, told WHAS11 News that the coach is recovering well. 

"We had a scary weekend, but he's doing much better and has had a lot of improvement in the last two days. He's been able to enjoy visits from players and friends and we're confident he will make a full recovery," she said.

She posted an update on Facebook on Thursday, sharing a photo of their puppy, Theo, and a thank you for all of the support the family has received.

"Could there possibly be any better therapy than this little guy? I apologize for my very delayed thank you to each and every one of you for all of your support and prayers these last several days," she said in the post.

Theo the dog
Susan Sweeney Crum

"We had quite a scary and stressful weekend and are so blessed and thankful that Denny is tougher than these assaults on his brain! No need to go into a lot of details, but I will say that "brain bleed" is one of the scariest things I've ever heard. But he is definitely on the mend..."

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