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Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was hospitalized early Sunday after suffering “stroke-like symptoms,” according to a Quicken Loans spokesperson.
Gilbert, 57, sought care and was admitted to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital early Sunday morning, according to the Detroit News.
“He received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably,” a statement issued by the Quicken Loans family of companies said. “Our collective thoughts and prayers are with Dan for a speedy recovery. The Gilbert family respectfully requests privacy at this time.””
The details of Gilbert’s diagnosis and prognosis have not been released.
Gilbert purchased the Cavaliers in 2005 and during his tenure, the team has reached the NBA Finals fives times, winning the championship in 2016, the city’s first major sports crown since the 1964 Cleveland Browns won the NFL championship.
The founder and chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, Gilbert is the majority owner of JACK Entertainment, which opened JACK Cleveland Casino in Cleveland in 2012.
Gilbert introduced new Cavaliers head coach John Beilein at a press conference Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to speak at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Detroit News.