HoopsHype Rod Hundley rumors

January 24, 2014 Updates

Rod Hundley, the iconic former broadcaster for the Utah Jazz, is suffering from Alzheimer’s. Hundley, 79, lives in Arizona with his partner, Kim Reardon. She told The Salt Lake Tribune this week that the disease has progressed to a "moderate" stage. Salt Lake Tribune

Hundley no longer speaks to large groups, Reardon said. But they plan to attend festivities in Utah next week, when the Jazz will honor former coach Jerry Sloan. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the disease is "a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes." Salt Lake Tribune

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