Will Al Attles be able to attend Warriors tribute to him after being hospitalized?

Former Warriors coach and player Al Attles, a current ambassador for the franchise, is hospitalized and will miss Friday night's game when the defending champions are celebrating his nearly six decades of contributions to the organization.

Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder said Thursday that the beloved Attles, who turns 81 on Nov. 7, is doing fine and will return to Oracle Arena as soon as he can in the near future. Details of his condition were not disclosed, the team said.

The Warriors will continue with their plans to honor him during Friday's home game against the Washington Wizards. Attles bobblehead dolls will be a giveaway and players will wear shooting shirts featuring his likeness.

He is a longtime staple at games with a regular seat on press row high above the court in Oracle Arena, though Attles missed a stretch of time last season when he was not well. He returned to see Golden State win the franchise's second championship in three years against Cleveland. Read more at ESPN.

View Al Attles career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA at Basketball-reference.com.

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