Cavs owner Dan Gilbert discharged from hospital after suffering stroke

Posted: 10:46 AM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 10:46:43-04
Dan Gilbert

CLEVELAND — Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was discharged from the hospital Wednesday after suffering from a stroke last month.

Gilbert will continue to focus on his recovery at an inpatient rehabilitation center, said Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner In a statement. The Gilbert family is grateful to the entire staff of Beaumont Hospital for the care he received there, and Gilbert is looking forward to beginning an intensive rehabilitation program.

“The Gilbert family is thankful for the tremendous outpouring of support they have received,” Farner said.

Gilbert was hospitalized on Sunday, May 26 and suffered a stroke while under care at the hospital. He was taken in for a catheter-based procedure and was moved to recovery in the ICU.

Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005.

While best known as the Cavs’ sometimes outspoken owner, Gilbert is connected to numerous business ventures that that have propelled urban recoveries in Detroit and Cleveland.

Under his ownership, the Cavs have gone to five NBA Finals and won the championship in 2016, the first major sports title for any Cleveland franchise since 1964.

Gilbert recently introduced new Cavs coach John Beilein, who he helped lure away from Michigan for his first pro job. The Cavs have continued to operate in Gilbert’s absence and the club is currently preparing for draft Thursday night, where they’ll have the No. 5 overall pick.

RELATED: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's stroke recovery 'will take time,' Quicken Loans CEO says