Lou Henson out of hospital, starting chemotherapy

Former college basketball coach Lou Henson has been released from a Texas hospital and will start chemotherapy soon. USA Today reported the update on Henson’s condition.

Henson, 83, has battled non-Hodgkins lymphoma and encephalitis over the past 12 years. He is best remembered for his time coaching New Mexico State and the University of Illinois.

In a career that spanned from 1962-2005, he accumulated a record of 779-412 and went to the Final Four twice. He is the winningest coach in the respective histories of both the Aggies and Illini and remains popular in both Las Cruces and Champaign, splitting time between both cities during the year. He was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame back in November.

As his wife Mary told USA Today, the chemotherapy treatments will begin before he returns to Champaign on July 12 and will continue over an indefinite period of time.

Campus Sports sends Coach Henson good wishes and will update his condition as more information becomes available.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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