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Jennifer Ilgouskas, wife of longtime Cleveland Cavaliers Zydrunas Ilgouskas, died Sunday at the age of 50.
“We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Jennifer Ilgouskas, who was loved and respected by many. Our hearts are with Zaydrunas and her two sons, Devidas and Povila, who are forever part of our Cavaliers family,” the team said in a tweet on Tuesday.
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ilgauskas family and their two boys,” Cavs GM Kobe Altman said at a news conference on Tuesday. “This is obviously a really, really sad time for that family, so we wish them all the best.”
The couple got married in 2004 during the playing days of Ilgauskas. Jennifer worked in medical care in Northeast Ohio and was the owner of Rebound Physical Therapy, North Olmsted Urgent Care, Lakewood Urgent Care and Darbo — a medical billing company, according to her obituary.
The obituary stated, “Jennifer’s approach to her professional life was visionary and selfless, executed from the heart of a servant. She always had ideas for growth and a never-ending desire to achieve more.” ” “She really enjoyed being a leader by working and leading by example. She cared deeply about everyone she employed, and her doors were always open to those who needed to talk. . She was generous with her time, finances and mentorship.”
The Ilgauskas spent a dozen of his 13 NBA seasons in Cleveland, and were a two-time All-Star. During his time with the Cavs, he averaged 13.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in 28.3 minutes per game.
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His number 11 was retired by the team in 2014. He is now a GM’s special assistant, and was Cleveland’s 20th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.