Dan Gilbert Rumors
The Cavs vigorously refute this, but even their pushback against it is nuanced. They say the “culture” Dan Gilbert created is still very much in place, and he remains at the center of it. They say he has “great ideas,” and they insist Dan, not Grant, is the boss. “His presence may not physically be in Cleveland like it was prior to (the stroke), coming into 30-plus games a year or whatever it was, but his presence in the business, in the culture, and kind of how we’re operating, he’s absolutely still the author of all those things,” said Nick Barlage, who serves as president of Cavs’ business operations.
Dan remains in a wheelchair from his May 26, 2019, stroke, convalescing over the winter in Florida, and has not been to a game since the stroke. The 59-year-old billionaire, mortgage and real-estate mogul and family patriarch has not been able to use the left side of his body during his few public appearances.
Cavs officials insist Dan remains in communication with his chief lieutenants, but how he does that has changed, and his absence, compared to how much he used to be involved with the Cavs, is a constant piece of chatter in NBA circles.
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Tuesday’s dramatic and abnormal spike in the stock of Rocket Companies created a major windfall for founder Dan Gilbert, at least on paper. Shares of Rocket, where Gilbert is the majority shareholder, jumped more than 70% on Tuesday, adding $17.30 per share. According to InsiderScore.com and securities filings, Gilbert owns roughly 1.9 billion shares of Rocket, putting his paper gain on the stock at more than $32 billion.