Mike Abdenour returns to Pistons

Pistons trainer Mike Abdenour suffered a heart attack in March, and Keith Langlois of Pistons.com has the details of the episode. More importantly, Abdenour is back with the team. Langlois:

Will the health scare cause him to scale back next season?

“Nope, nuh-uh,” he said. “The doctor understands what’s going on. The folks who are monitoring me understand what’s going on.”

What he vows to do, he says, is pay more heed to eating right and maintaining his physical conditioning. But if the people around him are expecting a kinder, gentler, mellower Mike Abdenour – a guy so many have come to know for a gruff exterior but a quick mind and big heart – well, maybe not so much.

“Will I still be the ball-busting, sarcastic SOB that people assume that I am? Yes,” he smiles. “I’m looking at life right now like, ‘Hey, this is how it is, this is how we’re rolling and if you want to jump on the train and be a part of it, great. If not, I don’t have time for you any more.’ But it is so good to be back.”

This just great, great news.

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