Milwaukee Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin’s 2-year-old grandson died Saturday, the workforce confirmed Monday.
Jayce D. Griffin, in keeping with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, was discovered unresponsive by his father in Champaign, Illinois, Saturday morning. Police responded to assist, and Jayce was transported to an area hospital, the place he was later pronounced useless.
Preliminary post-mortem outcomes on Monday didn’t reveal any proof of trauma or foul play, per the report, although specifics are nonetheless not identified. The loss of life continues to be underneath investigation. Jayce’s father is Alan Griffin, one in all Adrian Griffin’s two sons. Jasmine Riggs, Jayce’s mom, instructed CBS 58 that Alan was watching Jayce on Friday night time and Saturday.
“My grandson Jayce was very particular to me and my household and his passing is an agonizing tragedy that might be felt ceaselessly. I recognize your respecting our household’s grief and privateness at the moment,” Griffin mentioned in a press release, through the Journal Sentinel.
Alan performed at each Illinois and Syracuse, and he most lately performed on the Bucks’ summer time league workforce. His youthful brother, A.J. Griffin, at present performs for the Atlanta Hawks.
The Bucks fired coach Mike Budenholzer after they have been knocked out of the playoffs final season. They then employed Adrian Griffin in Might after his stint as an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors. It should mark his first head teaching job within the league.