Cleveland guard Kyle Korver is expected to miss more time this week.
Kyle’s brother, Kirk, died on Tuesday in Iowa after becoming seriously ill last week, the team announced. He was 27.
We are very sad to share that Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver’s brother, Kirk, passed away today. Kyle has been excused from the team to be with his family. We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt best to Kyle and his entire family as they go through this very difficult time.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 21, 2018
Kyle left the team on Friday to go home to Iowa to be with his brother, missing Cleveland’s win over the Chicago Bulls. He returned to the team on Monday, dropping 12 points in the Cavaliers’ win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Kirk played basketball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 2009-14, where he scored 597 career points for the Kangaroos.
It is with great sadness that UMKC shares the passing of one of its student-athletes, Kirk Korver. A 2014 graduate, Kirk was an exemplary student-athlete. He defined kindness & hard work. Our hearts & prayers go out to the Korver family. He will be missed & forever loved. pic.twitter.com/6VzVGl8obK
— UMKC Athletics (@UMKCathletics) March 21, 2018
He was a first team all-district and all-conference selection while playing high school basketball in Pella, Iowa, and was named to the third-team all-state his senior year by the Des Moines Register.
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