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Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  19 responses

Detroit Pistons Up for Sale?

There’s talk in Detroit that the owner of the team is looking for potential buyers: “Pistons owner Karen Davidson seriously is considering selling the Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment. She already has had a conversation with NBA commissioner David Stern on the process and protocol for attracting potential buyers. Once she sells, there would be nothing keeping the Pistons tethered to The Palace. There also has been a lot of chatter about the Ilitches making an offer to buy the Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment. They may have thought about it, but according to sources, Mike Ilitch is not a fan of the NBA. While he might be interested in The Palace, he has no interest in buying the Pistons.”

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  • floe

    group buy anyone ? its detroit, how much could the real estate be worth anyway.

  • http://twaycollection.com T.Way

    considering the Silver Dome sold for $500,000 for the building and 100+ acres, I think we could pool together enough money, haa

  • neaorin

    Not surprising, considering they were offering playoff tickets to fans of the opposing team this spring.

  • Cant Tell you

    No….. itll be like the sonics all over again

  • michael scorn

    I hope they move. The Shock are gone already. Go back to Fort Wayne.

  • rav

    maybe this could be the new sonics??

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    The Pistons are not moving out of Detroit. Karen is the wife of longtime owner Bill Davidson, who passed away last year. She is just not that into owning or running the team and wants to sell. If you read the article it just states the Pistons wanting to build a new stadium in the next 10 years and possibly joining the hockey team in a joint downtown venture.

  • RickyRude

    It would be nice if they were to mash Pistons with professional hockey team and build new arena in Detroit’s downtown core. It would definitely give somewhat of a life back to already ghost-like image it has there and help bring more people/business.

  • http://slamonline.com d.j.

    a Russian dude will buy them move them overseas cause stern wants to expand to europe, and they will be the Moscow Region Pistons hahaha

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    I dont know why everyone is thinking the Pistons are moving. Like TADOne said the owner which is Bill Davison doesnt want to be the owner. They are just looking for a new owner thats all.

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    I meant Bill Daividsons wife/family.

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    I meant Bill Daivdsons family/wife. Sorry for typo.

  • http://thegayestwebsiteever.com Big Ben

    Isn’t there anybody in the family who would be able to handle this? Mr. D must be rolling over in his grave right now. I mean, seriously – the man hasn’t even been dead a year.

  • TY

    I’m sure she is being advised on the issues the team has, as well. Long term problems…a lot of overpaid talent. Not Joe D’s fault, the players are just not workin’ out. I would get while the gettin’ is good.

  • Keep D-town Alive

    Three words….this would suck!!!

  • artis m

    Bring the pistons to seattle,We whould love to have the NBA and the sonics back in seattle.

  • artis m

    Bring the pistons to seattle,We would love to have the NBA and the sonice back in seattle.

  • diehard

    the pistons are moving to detroit a guy name ____ is in the process of owning them and he is from the city of Detroit. go figure.

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