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Meyer, NCAA's leading active men's coach in wins, has treatable cancer

Updated: September 12, 2008, 6:51 PM ET

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Northern State basketball coach Don Meyer is out of intensive care after a car accident last month but learned Friday he has cancer that can be treated.

The 63-year-old Meyer is the NCAA's leader among active men's basketball coaches with 891 wins.

Meyer hopes to return this season, although athletic director Bob Olson said it's too early to tell how long recovery will take. He stressed the importance of the coach's attitude.

"He'll be an impatient patient," ...

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