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Gunter battling pneumonia, emphysema

4/13/2005 - LSU Lady Tigers

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former LSU coach Sue Gunter was at home
Wednesday, continuing her recovery from pneumonia.
"I feel pretty good," Gunter said in a telephone conversation.
"Glad to be home."
Gunter, who suffers from emphysema, was hospitalized March 1
with pneumonia. When she was first hospitalized, Gunter was unable
to breathe adequately on her own and required the assistance of a
mechanical ventilator.
Gunter, who coached LSU to 708 victories, ranks third on the
career list in NCAA women's basketball. Her LSU squad went to the
Final Four in her last season before illness forced her to step
down as coach in 2004. She was succeeded by her longtime protégé
Pokey Chatman, who took the team to the Final Four again this
season. LSU lost to eventual champion Baylor in the semifinals.
"It was such a letdown," Gunter said on Wednesday.
Gunter was elected to both the Basketball Hall of Fame and the
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame this spring.