MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Former University of Memphis coach Larry Finch has been battling "flu-like symptoms" since the weekend and is in the critical care unit at Saint Francis Hospital, a source close to the family told CBSSports.com on Tuesday.
A separate source confirmed the news and described the situation as "very serious."
"He's not doing well," that source said. "People should be praying for him. It's not good."
Finch, 59, led Memphis to the title game of the 1973 NCAA tournament as a player and coached the Tigers from 1986 to 1997. He has suffered a heart attack and multiple strokes over the past decade. Complications from diabetes led to both of his legs being amputated in recent years.
Finch's No. 21 is one of just eight numbers retired at Memphis.
The Tigers' practice facility is called the Larry O. Finch Center in his honor.