Cincinnati coach Cronin to miss rest of season

Jan 2, 2015 6:45 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin will not work games or practices for the rest of the season because of an artery problem.

The 43-year-old coach says he will do everything else he can with the team. Cronin discussed the restrictions placed on his job during a news conference Friday.

His doctors say he has a "flap in his artery wall." The coach says he is treating his condition with medication and rest and maintaining proper blood pressure.

Cronin has missed three games since Dec. 20, when Cincinnati announced he had an aneurysm. The Bearcats are 2-1 under assistant Larry Davis. Cronin is 169-109 in nine seasons as Cincinnati's coach and 238-133 in 12 seasons.

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