BREAKING…#Thunder asst coach Maurice Cheeks suffered a medical episode on board a flight to Philly yesterday. You heard it here first.
— BobFromCement (@BobFromCement) June 1, 2017
Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks is in a hospital in Philadelphia today after suffering from an unnamed medical issue while on an airplane Wednesday. According to the Thunder organization, Cheeks is doing well, but he is currently waiting on test results.
Cheeks has been an assistant coach for the Thunder for six years now (2009-13, 2015-present), and he has been coaching in the NBA since 1994. He has played a key role in developing players in Oklahoma City, specifically Russell Westbrook.
Before coaching in the NBA, Cheeks played a successful 15 seasons in the league (1978-1993), 11 of them for the Philadelphia 76ers, where he was a four-time All-Star and starting point guard for the 1983 NBA Championship team.
With almost 4 decades of NBA involvement and experience under his belt, Oklahoma City and the NBA community will be glad to see Maurice Cheeks fully recovered from whatever it is he is dealing with.
We will update this story as more information is released.
Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter and Instagram.