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Cavs owner Gilbert awake after stroke, CEO says

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is “awake, responsive and resting comfortably” after suffering a stroke Sunday, according to a Jay Farner, the CEO of Quicken Loans, the company Gilbert founded and chairs.

Farner said Gilbert, 57, felt ill on Sunday and a friend took him to a Detroit-area hospital, where he suffered the stroke.

Monday’s statement provided an update to Gilbert’s condition after a statement Sunday said he had been hospitalized because of “stroke-like symptoms.”

“Dan is awake, responsive and resting comfortably. Dan and his family are immensely grateful to the doctors and nurses whose early intervention is already paying dividends toward his recovery,” Farner wrote. “We will update the public as additional details become known.”

Gilbert has owned the Cavaliers since March 2005. Under his stewardship, Cleveland has made five NBA Finals and won the title in 2016.

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