Cavs owner Dan Gilbert released from hospital after stroke, faces ‘intensive’ rehab

Cleveland holds the No. 5 and 26 picks in the first round of the NBA Draft, which begins Thursday night.

Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert has been released from the Michigan hospital where he was treated for and recovering from a stroke he suffered last month.

The team issued a statement Thursday with an update on Gilbert’s health, confirming his discharge and that he is facing “intensive” in-patient rehab as he continues his recovery.

The Cavs also thanked those who have reached out with well-wishes.

“The Gilbert family is thankful for the tremendous outpouring of support they have received,” Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said in the release.

“Yesterday, Dan Gilbert was discharged from the hospital and will now continue focusing on his recovery at an in-patient rehabilitation center. The entire family is incredibly grateful for the world-class care Dan received from the entire staff of Beaumont Hospital.

“Dan is looking forward to beginning an intensive rehabilitation program and is eager to continue the progress he has made over the last several weeks.”

Gilbert, 57, also owns or controls about 100 buildings in his hometown of Detroit. He purchased the Cavs in 2005 and the team has made five NBA Finals appearances since.

Cleveland holds the fifth and 26th picks in the first round of the NBA Draft, which begins at 7 p.m. ET Thursday.

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