Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been released from the hospital a little over three weeks after suffering a stroke. However, his road to recovery is just beginning.
In a statement issued Thursday by Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner, the team confirmed Gilbert was discharged from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan on Wednesday. He will now begin "an intensive rehabilitation program" at an unnamed in-patient center.
"The Gilbert family is thankful for the tremendous outpouring of support they have received," Farner wrote. "[Dan] is eager to continue the progress he has made over the last several weeks."
Neither the Cavs nor Gilbert's company Quicken Loans have offered many specific updates on the 57-year-old's condition since he was hospitalized back on May 26, although they have said he is in good spirits even though his recovery "will take time." Quicken Loans vice chairman Bill Emerson also told Crain's Detroit Business just days after the stroke that Dan was "doing as well as he can be doing."
Gilbert has taken a leave of absence from Quicken Loans as he tends to his health, and it is assumed he is doing the same with the Cavs. The team itself finds itself at a pivotal point in franchise history coming off a 19-63 season, with a new head coach in John Beilein and the fifth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft.