UofL BASKETBALL | Pitino releases statement about Kyle Kuric's diagnosis

11/05/2015 09:00 AM

Former University of Louisville basketball player Kyle Kuric is scheduled to undergo emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. The tumor was discovered after Kuric went to a Barcelona hospital with a migraine. Kuric is currently a professional basketball player in Spain.

Kuric Played under Rick Pitino from 2008 – 2012. Upon hearing Kuric’s diagnosis, Pitino released the following statement:

“We’ve had some pretty big disappointments in the past few months, but nothing compares to this. Our prayers and good wishes go out for a healthy and speedy recovery for Kyle. He’s one of the finest young men that I have had the privilege to coach and our Louisville family’s prayers are with him.”

The diagnosis comes just a couple months after the birth Kyle and his wife Taraneh’s children.

The Kuric family has been overwhelmed with messages, thoughts and prayers and are extremely grateful. Individuals wishing to send cards or notes of support can send to this address and they will be forwarded to Kyle:

Kyle Kuric
c/o Dr. Kuric
4001 Kresge Way Suite 238
Louisville Ky. 40207

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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