NBA news: Adrian Griffin finally achieved his dream to be an NBA head coach this summer after the Milwaukee Bucks gave him a much-deserved promotion. Griffin follows in the footsteps of Mike Budenholzer, who the Bucks recently fired after a disappointing 2022-23 campaign.
Griffin and his family, however, received some devastating news over the weekend after his two-year-old grandson met a sudden and shocking death.
NBA News: Adrian Griffin’s Grandson Passes Away in Illinois
According to a report by Adam Rife of CBS, Griffin’s two-year-old grandson, Jace Griffin, died on Friday night in Urbana, Illinois. The actual cause of death has yet to be determined, but it was confirmed by the Champaign County coroner in a statement that there was “no evidence of trauma more foul play.” It appears that Jace’s death came from natural causes.
Rife spoke with Jace’s mother, Jasmine Riggs, who revealed that her son was suffering from what seemed like a “routine respiratory infection” last week. There was no cause for concern after Jace paid a visit to the doctor.
Riggs also said that it was Jace’s father, Alan Griffin, who was watching their son when he passed away. Alan reportedly found Jace unresponsive in the basement of his home on Saturday morning. Alan is the son of Adrian Griffin.
According to Riggs, it was the Bucks coach himself who delivered the devastating news to her. Griffin called Riggs on Saturday morning to inform her that Jace had stopped breathing and that the boy was rushed to the hospital.
“When the paramedics got there, it was already too late. I got to the hospital — Jayce was at the hospital — I got to the hospital and my baby was already gone,” Riggs said.
That’s just heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Griffin family in these trying times. May this boy’s soul rest in peace.
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