Cavs’ Gilbert returns to Michigan from Chicago rehab center

Dan Gilbert has been majority owner of the Cavaliers since March 2005. File photo

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has returned to Michigan following a stay at a Chicago rehabilitation center, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said in a statement.

Gilbert, 57, has been recovering from a stroke suffered in late May.

“On Friday, Dan Gilbert returned to Detroit to continue his rehabilitation locally,” Farner wrote. “We are extremely thankful for all of the skilled medical professionals who have played a significant role in Dan’s recovery and are glad to have him back home.”

Gilbert first received treatment in Detroit, then had been at the Chicago Rehabilitation Center.

While Gilbert has returned to Michigan, he is not back to work with Quicken Loans or the Cavaliers, and it remains unclear if he has returned to his home in Franklin or is at a new rehabilitation center.

“While Dan focuses on his energy on the rehabilitation┬áprocess, our teams across the family of companies will continue to execute at a high level, serving and supporting our clients and team members,” Farner said.

Gilbert underwent a catheter-based procedure following his stroke and was put into an intensive care unit. He was then discharged June 19 to inpatient rehab.

A video of Gilbert was sent to employees at Quicken Loans and other affiliated companies earlier this month. In the video, Gilbert thanked employees for their continued work.

“Whatever you’re doing is great,” Gilbert said in the video. “It’s going much better since I left a few weeks back, I noticed.”

Gilbert is the founder of Quicken Loans as well as several other companies. He has owned the Cavaliers since March 2005.

The Cavs have made five appearances in the NBA Finals in that period, winning their lone championship in 2016.