Maurice Cheeks hospitalized for undisclosed ‘episode’

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Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks is in recovery after experiencing an unknown medical scare on Wednesday aboard a flight to Philadelphia. He remains at a hospital in the Philadelphia area and is “doing well” according to Erik Horne of the Daily Oklahoman. The news was first announced by Twitter user, @BobFromCement.

Via Horne:

“The Thunder has been in contact with Cheeks and says he’s “doing well,” and is awaiting test results…. Cheeks was away from the team about a month last season after having hip surgery in February of 2016. Cheeks, 60, has been a Thunder assistant for six seasons.”

The story will develop as Cheeks receives test results. For now the incident is alarming, but appears to be moving in a positive direction. More to come.


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