Craig Sager has 3-6 months to live, doctor says

Posted at 4:38 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 19:38:30-04

TNT NBA and NCAA basketball personality Craig Sager said in an interview with HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission, and doctors have told him that he has just 3-6 months to live.

Sager missed 11 months while undergoing treatment and a bone marrow transplant from his son before returning to his position on the sideline during TNT's NBA coverage in March 2015. But he said in a "Real Sports" interview that he learned last month that the cancer was no longer in remission.

The 64-year-old Sager says he is in "unchartered waters" and must keep his strength up. He adds he has already undergone two stem cell transplants and it's very rare that someone would have a third, so he has to keep his strength up.

Perhaps best known for his outlandish outfits, Sager is not scheduled to work TNT's doubleheader Tuesday night.