Flint native Tom Gores was courtside on Tuesday as he watched his home state Detroit Pistons get pasted by the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-83. Gores is a potential suitor to buy the Pistons from current owner Karen Davidson, and revealed that he does still want to own the team.
“I can’t tell you anything about that (the sale),” he said, “but I can tell you that I’m a big fan, and would I love to own the team? Absolutely.”
At least someone is enthusiastic about the Pistons; Tuesday’s loss dropped the team to an abysmal 11-24. Surprisingly, that’s not bad enough for last place in the Central Division, as the 8-26 Cleveland Cavaliers are finding out that LeBron James guy was pretty important.
Gores is worth an estimated $2.2 billion, so he certainly has the cash to buy the team. However, after the deal with Red Wings and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch blew up, there’s no telling how much the team is actually worth.