Brad Stevens shares positive update on Danny Ainge after heart attack


The Boston Celtics have a big playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, but there were far more important matters to discuss at shootaround.

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens offered another update Friday on president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who suffered a mild heart attack Tuesday in Milwaukee.

And while Stevens hasn't spoken to Ainge directly, he had good news to pass along from his boss' son, Austin Ainge.

"I have not talked to him. He’s back in Boston," Stevens said. "Austin was here this morning. I didn’t want to bother Danny; the last thing he needs is me to reach out to him right now, I think.

"But Austin says he’s doing well. He slept in his own bed last night and was home and in good spirits this morning, so all signs are encouraging."

The Celtics announced the news of Ainge's heart attack Thursday, prompting an outpouring of support and well wishes from around the league.

Ainge, who turned 60 in March, also had a mild heart attack in 2009 but made a full recovery, and the C's are hoping he can do the same a decade later.

Boston takes on the Bucks in Game 3 on Friday night with their second-round series tied at 1-1.

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