50-year-old Danny Ainge suffers heart attack

Posted by Andy Durham on April 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

I heard that one of our local Guilford County coaches suffered a stroke last week and now this today from espn.com on the former Boston Celtic, Toronto Blue Jay and BYU Cougar:

BOSTON — Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has been hospitalized after suffering what the team described as a minor heart attack.

The team issued a statement Thursday saying that the 50-year-old Ainge was “recovering nicely” at Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected to remain there for a few days.

Ainge was a guard on two of the Celtics championship teams in the 1980s and took charge of the team’s basketball operations in 2003. He engineered trades last year for Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, paving the way for the team to win its first NBA title since 1986.

Ainge did not attend Wednesday night’s Celtics game because he was feeling sick.

Ainge woke up Thursday morning with chest pains and was taken to the hospital. Doctors later inserted a stent to unclog an artery that was 100 percent clogged.


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