Danny Ainge, the president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, had a mild heart attack Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the team said.
Ainge, 60, received immediate medical attention and is expected to make a full recovery, the team said. He is scheduled to return home later Thursday.
Ainge was with the team in Milwaukee, where the Celtics split the two opening games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Bucks. Boston plays host to Milwaukee on Friday night in Game 3 and is 5-1 in the playoffs after sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the opening round.
Ainge previously had a heart attack in April 2009, when he was 50. The Celtics, in that instance, called it a “minor heart attack.”
Widely regarded as one of the league’s best front-office executives, Ainge was elevated to president of basketball operations after Boston’s most recent championship season in 2007-8. He joined Boston’s front office in 2003 as executive director of basketball operations after playing on two Celtics championship teams in the 1980s.