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MIAMI -- Bob McAdoo, a Hall of Fame player and longtime Miami Heat assistant coach is away from the team while being treated for a blood clot in his leg, a team official confirmed Saturday night.
McAdoo did not attend Saturday's home game against Indiana. The clot was discovered during McAdoo's visit to the team's doctors two days ago. He was sent home for treatment and was told to stay off his feet for a few days.
"We're all just glad he caught this early enough," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told ESPN.com after the game. "I spoke to him twice already. He's going to be OK. He wanted to be here tonight. That's the kind of person he is. We're expecting him to get through it."
The team is not certain when McAdoo will be back to work, but Spoelstra said he could be back in the offices as soon as Monday. But McAdoo still might not be cleared by then to travel on team flights for games next week in Orlando, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Despite his absence Saturday, Heat players said McAdoo still made sure his presence was felt.
"He texted a lot of us after the game about our play," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said after the Heat's 93-91 overtime win. "When one member of the family is not with you, all of us are affected. We're just glad he's with his family recovering. After that, we know 'Doo will get back and do what 'Doo do. That's talking a lot of trash and staying on top of us."
McAdoo, 60, is in his 17th season as an assistant with the Heat. He began coaching after a 14-year playing career that included three league scoring titles in the mid-1970s. A five-time All-Star, McAdoo was inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 2000.
Heat assistant Keith Askins took over McAdoo's duties among coach Erik Spoelstra's staff on the bench during Saturday's game.
Bob McAdoo, a Hall of Fame player and longtime Heat assistant coach is away from the team while being treated for a blood clot in his leg, a team official confirmed Saturday night.