Cavs owner Dan Gilbert suffers stroke, remains in hospital

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized and is “resting comfortably” after suffering a stroke.

The 57-year-old was taken to a Detroit-area hospital Sunday by a friend after not feeling well, and he had the stroke piece getting medical care, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner aforementioned in a statement Monday night.

Farner aforementioned Gilbert was instantly taken for a catheter-based procedure and then affected to recovery in an intensive care unit.

“Dan is awake, responsive and resting comfortably,” Farner aforementioned. “Dan and his family are vastly grateful to the doctors and nurses whose early intervention is not yet paying dividends toward his recovery.”

Gilbert, who has owned the Cavs since 2005, based Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage loaner. Farner aforementioned the company will update the public as extra inside information become known.

Gilbert has galore business ventures in Michigan and Ohio, and Farner aforementioned those companies will continue to operate during his absence.

“Thanks to the strong culture and leadership Dan has built and adult, business at the Rock Family of Companies will continue under the normal, everyday direction of their several CEOs,” Farner aforementioned.

A father of five, Gilbert has built a business empire piece leading economic revivals in downtown Detroit and Cleveland.

Last week, Gilbert introduced new Cavs coach John Beilein during a news conference at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio.

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The Cavs have gone to five NBA Finals under Gilbert, who is the first Cleveland owner to win a major sports championship since 1964. He can be brash and impulsive, but Gilbert has been willing to spend — and pay exorbitant luxury tax penalties — to keep the Cavs competitive.

He discharged coach Tyronn Lue after six games last season, and then compound shipway with Larry Drew following a 19-63 season before hiring Beilein, the winningest coach in Michigan history.


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