BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Former UCLA and UAB basketball coach
Gene Bartow has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
A UAB spokesman said Wednesday the 78-year-old Bartow is to
begin outpatient treatment at the Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham next
Bartow succeeded John Wooden as UCLA's coach in 1976 and led the
Bruins to the Final Four. He left after two seasons to start UAB's
He is now president of the company that owns the Memphis
Grizzlies and is to be inducted in the National Collegiate
Basketball Hall of Fame in November.
Bartow spent 13 seasons with UAB and also was the university's
longtime athletic director. He coached the school to the Final Four