Thunder Assistant Maurice Cheeks Hospitalized After Medical Episode on Plane

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28:  Head coach Maurice Cheeks of the Detroit Pistons looks on during the second half of the Pistons 106-82 loss to the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on December 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks is currently in the hospital after having a medical issue on a plane. 

Erik Horne of the Oklahoman confirmed the news, which was originally reported by the Twitter account @BobFromCement.

Horne also noted Cheeks is "doing well" and the team has been in contact with him since the unknown medical episode took place.

The 60-year-old has been on the Thunder sidelines the last two seasons, as well as four years from 2009-13.

In between then, Cheeks was the head coach for the Detroit Pistons before being fired after 50 games. In nine total seasons as a head coach for the Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers, he has a 305-315 career record.

He was also a four-time All-Star as a player for the 76ers.

Cheeks underwent hip surgery in February 2016 and he missed a portion of the season while recovering.

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