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Friday, April 8, 2011

Welcome home, Tom Gores

I don’t know Tom Gores.
I don’t know what his company, Platinum Equity, does. I just know he’s from Flint, lives in California, and is worth $2.4  billion.
What I also know is that Gores is the new owner of the Pistons, and that has to be a good news for the
Face it, the organization has atrophied since William Davidson died, leaving control to his widow, Karen.
There have been front office defections. There have been lawsuits prompted by those defections. All in all, it’s been uglier than a Gilbert Gottfried lookalike contest.
The ugliest thing, though, has been a seriously flawed basketball team playing seriously uninspired basketball.
The team’s slide has been precipitous. Just several years ago, the Pistons were one of the more dominating forces in the NBA.
These days, they are a non-entity.
Coach John Kuester has to go. Joe Dumars is probably on his way out, too. Let’s hope there is a shuttle bus waiting for many of the players, too.
It’s time to start over at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Welcome back to Michigan, Tom. We are all pulling for you.
Now about those Jimmy Buffett tickets.


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