Cavs owner Gilbert still hospitalized after suffering stroke
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 06, 2019 07:10 AM
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers a question before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
By Tom Withers, Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized while recovering from a stroke suffered last month.
Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said in a statement Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) that Gilbert’s family reported he “maintains his strong sense of humor and focus on constant improvement.” Farner relayed a story that Gilbert requested “his favorite beverage” in the hospital and when he learned it couldn’t be provided, he “insisted that a review of the hospital’s beverage best-practices be completed.”
Farner said the Gilbert family is grateful for the support they’ve received. He added Gilbert’s recovery “is a process that will take time - but we are all confident that he will meet this challenge head on as he always does.”
The 57-year-old Gilbert had the stroke after falling ill and being taken to a Detroit-area hospital on May 26.
Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005. He also founded Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender, and has built a billion dollar business empire with numerous company holdings in Ohio and Michigan.