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Bucks coach Adrian Griffin’s grandson dies in Illinois

ByGuillermo Garcia

Jul 25, 2023 ,
Bucks coach Adrian Griffin's grandson dies in Illinois

Adrian Griffin was hired as the Bucks’ new coach last month after 15 years as an NBA assistant coach.

URBANA, Ill. (AP) – The 2-year-old grandson of Milwaukee Bucks coach Adrian Griffin died Saturday after his father found him unresponsive earlier in the day.

Jayce D. Griffin of Urbana, Illinois, was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m. Saturday at Carle Foundation Hospital, Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said. The coroner said preliminary reports from an autopsy conducted Monday showed no evidence of trauma or foul play.

“At this time, Jayce Griffin’s death appears to be of natural causes pending further testing and final autopsy results,” Northrup said in a statement.

Northrup said the death is under investigation by the Champaign Police Department and the Champaign Coroner’s Office. Additional information will not be released until the investigation is complete.

“My grandson Jayce was very special to me and my family and his passing is a painful tragedy that will be felt forever,” Adrian Griffin said in a statement released by the Bucks. “I appreciate your respecting our family’s grief and privacy at this time.