And, just like that, we have yet another conflicting report as it pertains to the future ownership situation of the Detroit Pistons. Contrary to what the Detroit Free Press's sources are telling them, The Detroit News is reporting that Tom Gores has not purchased the team, yet:
The Pistons are about to extend exclusive negotiations with the California financier Tom Gores for two weeks. The move comes after negotiations gathered steam this week.
Gores has remained in town for several days to participate in them directly. But sources close to the process told The Detroit News on Thursday there is no agreement in place to sell the team and the two sides continue to bargain on a price.
Corroborating the News, shortly after tweeting that they received word on a tentative deal being reached, Channel 4's Devin Scillian said that Karen Davidson herself told their Bernie Smilovitz that, at the moment, no deal between Tom Gores and the Pistons was in place.
Is Karen Davidson trying to control the announcement here? Is The Free Press throwing it against the wall and hoping it sticks? The Free Press is certainly exuding confidence -- in addition to the breaking news item, they've published three. separate. Tom Gores related stories in the three hours since their initial report.