Former All-Star's condition uncertain

2/13/2005 - Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA -- Lou Hudson, one of only three Atlanta Hawks players to have their numbers retired, has suffered a stroke, team spokesman Arthur Triche said Saturday.

"We don't know the severity of it at this time," Triche said.

The 60-year-old Hudson lives in Park City, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

A six-time NBA All-Star, Hudson was a 1966 first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Hawks. After serving in the military, Hudson returned to the Hawks for the 1968-69 season after the team relocated to Atlanta.

Known as "Sweet Lou," Hudson spent 11 of his 13 NBA seasons with the Hawks. The former University of Minnesota player averaged 20.2 points.

Hudson's No. 23 jersey was retired by the Hawks. The only other Atlanta players to have their jerseys retired are Bob Pettit and Dominique Wilkins.