Mark Aguirre is in the
critical care unit at The Medical Center of Plano and in serious condition
after he fell ill late Wednesday morning at a Plano-area fitness facility and
Aguirre, one of the greatest
players in Mavericks’ history, apparently was working out on a treadmille
when he became ill. Another club patron said that he apparently lost consciousness
and hit his head when he fell off the treadmill.
Aguirre was taken to the hospital,
and a representative confirmed that he was at the facility.
Several Maverick employees
were getting information as practice ended early Wednesday afternoon. They had
been told that he “was OK’’ although no other details were
Aguirre was at the Life Time
Fitness in Plano and rescue workers arrived quickly and had him breathing into
an oxygen mask, according to a member of the gym. Aguirre works out at the club
frequently, according to other patrons.
Aguirre played 7 ½ seasons
for the Mavericks in the ‘80s before being traded to Detroit, where he
was part of two championship teams. Aguirre still has the Mavericks’
single-season scoring record of 2,330 points (29.5 points per game) in the
Aguirre has been an assistant
coach with New York and Indiana since his retirement as a player in 1994.