Dallas, TX, United States (AHN Sports) – Ex-Dallas Mavericks great Mark Aquirre is reportedly recovering after collapsing at a fitness center outside Plano, Texas Wednesday.
Former Mavericks general manager Frank Zaccanelli told ESPN Aguirre was “being held [at the hospital] for observation and a few more tests, but he’s expected to have an absolute full recovery.”
The GM referred to the condition as clogged vessel when discussing the matter on ESPN 103.3′s Galloway & Co. program.
“Mark suffered a fall while working out today at a local gym,” Aguirre’s family said in a statement released later Wednesday. “He has been admitted to The Medical Center of Plano and is not being treated for a heart attack. He is listed in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. The Aguirre family would like to thank all those who have expressed their concern about Mark’s condition. In order to expedite Mark’s recovery, the family respectfully asks that their request for privacy be honored.”
Aguirre played for DePaul before going on to the NBA, where he also became an assistant coach with the Knicks and Pacers.