Former Fighting Illini Coach Henson Out of Hospital, Starting Chemotherapy
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois and New Mexico State basketball coach Lou Henson has been released from a Texas hospital and is scheduled to soon begin chemotherapy treatments.
Henson's wife, Mary, told The News-Gazette in Champaign that the 83-year-old retired coach is staying with family in Houston. He'll begin regular chemotherapy treatments before a planned return to his home in Champaign, Illinois, on July 12. The treatments will continue from there.
Henson left Champaign June 21 for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to determine why his immune system has weakened.
Henson has dealt with both non-Hodgkins lymphoma and encephalitis over the past 12 years.
Henson is the winningest coach in the history of both schools and this year was named to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
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