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Stewart recovering from heart surgery

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | 9:53 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart is recovering from open-heart surgery.

University officials said Stewart, 73, had an aortic valve replacement Friday. He is recuperating at Boone Hospital Center and is expected to be released later this week.

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Stewart spent 32 years as coach at Missouri, his alma mater. He earned 731 career wins in his 38-year coaching career and is a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.


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