Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke – ESPN

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has returned home to Detroit after about two months in a Chicago rehabilitation facility recovering from a stroke he suffered in late May.

On Friday, Dan Gilbert returned to Detroit to continue his rehabilitation locally, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said in an update provided to cleveland.com. We are extremely thankful for all of the skilled medical professionals who have played a significant role in Dans recovery and are glad to have him back home.

On May 26, Gilbert was taken to the hospital by a family friend for stroke-like symptoms. Under the hospitals care, Gilbert suffered a stroke and was taken immediately into surgery for a catheter-based procedure. He was released from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan about a month later and continued his recovery at an inpatient rehabilitation center in Chicago.

During that time, the Cavaliers — and Gilberts numerous other business ventures– operated normally, according to Farner. Nothing will change on that front moving forward.

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

Earlier this month, Gilbert recorded a video that was shared with Quicken Loans employees, expressing his gratitude for the continue support he has received the past few months. In the video, the Cavs owner speaks clearly, with no noticeable signs of the stroke he suffered.

Dan Gilbert here, remember me? Gilbert says in the video. Keep doing what youre doing because whatever youre doing is great. Going much better since I left a few weeks back, I noticed. So thank you. Thank you for all your well wishes and the letters, notes, emails, voicemails and texts. I read every single one and I really appreciate them.

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Gilbert purchased the Cavaliers in 2005. Since then, the team has made five Finals appearances and won the 2016 NBA championship, the first major sports title in Cleveland since 1964.

Gilbert also owns multiple real estate ventures in both downtown Detroit and downtown Cleveland as well as Jack Entertainment, which owns and operates casinos in Ohio.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May.

Gilbert had spent the past two months in a rehabilitation center in Chicago. On Thursday, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner provided a brief update on the 57-year-old billionaire businessman.

“On Friday, Dan Gilbert returned to Detroit to continue his rehabilitation locally,” Farner said. “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, who founded Quicken Loans, suffered the stroke on May 26 after he was taken to a hospital by a family friend. He was immediately taken into a surgery for a catheter-based procedure, which doctors have credited with being a key to his recovery.

He spent more than a month at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, before going to the rehab facility.

The Cavs and Gilbert’s numerous other dealings have operated while he’s been absent, and Farner said that will continue.

“While Dan focuses his energy on the rehabilitation process, 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.

In a video recorded for Quicken Loans employees, Gilbert said earlier this month he was grateful for the outpouring of support.


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