Cavs owner Dan Gilbert recovering after suffering stroke-like symptoms

Gilbert sought medical attention at a Detroit-area hospital Sunday morning

Daryl Ruiter
May 26, 2019 - 10:29 pm

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Cleveland, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Cleveland Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans CEO Dan Gilbert is recovering after experiencing “stroke-like symptoms” according to a statement released by Quicken Loans Sunday evening.

The company said that Gilbert, who sought medical care at a Detroit-area hospital, “received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably.”

No other details were available as the “family respectfully requests privacy at this time.”

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or a vessel in the brain ruptures. Symptoms of stroke can include difficulties speaking, seeing, walking, a sudden headache or paralysis on one side of the body.

On Tuesday, Gilbert helped to introduce the Cavaliers’ newest head coach, John Beilein.  

Gilbert, 57, founded Quicken Loans and purchased the Cavaliers in 2005. He is also the owner of multiple real estate ventures in both downtown Detroit and downtown Cleveland as well as Jack entertainment, which owns and operates casinos in Michigan and Ohio.