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Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Danny Ainge is resting and ‘feels better’ after heart attack

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According to several official accounts, Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge suffered a mild heart attack on Tuesday night in Milwaukee. It happened before Game 2 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ainge, now 60 years of age, is said to be heading back to Boston for further evaluation. Additional information will be released accordingly:

“He received immediate medical attention and is expected to make a full recovery,” the Celtics organization tweeted.

ABC 5 in Boston reports that Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was made aware of Ainge’s heart attack, but the rest of the team did not know about it at the time.

Stevens provided an update on Ainge’s status during Thursday’s media availability:

“He’s resting well and feels better,” Stevens tells Chris Forsberg of NBC Boston, referring to Ainge. “Obviously, always scary but he’s got a good support network. Expect a full recovery and he’s feeling good. So that’s all positive. Certainly scary.”

Ainge is one of the most iconic figures in Celtics history. He was a member of two championship teams in the ’80s and has served as the team’s president since 2003. Hopefully, he’ll be back in tbe arena sooner rather than later.

The Celtics were defeated in Game 2, 123-102. Their series with the Bucks is tied at one game apiece. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday night. Tip-off inside TD Garden is set for 8:00 p.m. ET, with ESPN having live broadcast coverage.