Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge suffered a mild heart attack on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the team announced today (via Twitter).
Ainge received immediate medical attention and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the team. The Celtics, who noted that additional updates will be provided as appropriate, said that Ainge will return soon to Boston, where the C’s are set to host Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Semifinals vs. the Bucks.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter), Ainge is expected to return home this evening. Sources tell Charania that he’s walking around and “feeling much better.”
Given the positive early reports, it doesn’t appear that Ainge’s health scare will prevent him from performing his usual work for Boston this summer. It will be a big offseason for the 60-year-old executive and the Celtics, who are expected to engage the Pelicans in trade talks for Anthony Davis in addition to attempting to re-sign Kyrie Irving.
We at Hoops Rumors send our best wishes to Ainge during his recovery.