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Two bidders add competition for Ilitch run at Pistons

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09:51 AM ET 08.11 | According to a report from Detroit, the Pistons have multiple suitors. Two other possible bidders are expected to visit The Palace of Auburn Hills, according to sources familiar with the procedure, who asked not to be named. Bidders have signed non-disclosure agreements with the Pistons as part of the process. Mike Ilitch announced Monday the Ilitches have informed the Pistons that they intend to make an offer. ... Analysts with knowledge of ownership deals in the NBA and other leagues say the economy in Michigan weighs against Karen Davidson, the widow of late Pistons owner Bill Davidson, getting a purchase price close to the value of the team, which is estimated at about $470 million.

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August 11, 2010  10:07 AM ET

Is that Barry Manilow in that Pic - I didn't know he was a basketball fan - New Palace name would be the "Copa"

August 11, 2010  10:07 AM ET

I bet a buck one of the silent bidders is Peter Karmanos (Compuware, Carolina Hurricanes, & more).

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August 11, 2010  12:10 PM ET

Two days in a row??????

August 11, 2010  12:51 PM ET

I hope it's Ilitch that gets the team!

August 11, 2010  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I hope it's Ilitch that gets the team!

Illitch makes for a good owner. He's not afraid to spend big in baseball or in hockey (prior to the new CBA). Personally, so long as they stay in SE MI I'm cool with whoever buys them.

August 11, 2010  01:52 PM ET

It's Clay Aiken in 60 years!

Why do 81 year old men still color their hair, who do they think they're foolin?

I am not sold on Illitch. His Tigers were horrible for the better part of 15 years!

August 11, 2010  02:54 PM ET
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It's Clay Aiken in 60 years!Why do 81 year old men still color their hair, who do they think they're foolin? I am not sold on Illitch. His Tigers were horrible for the better part of 15 years!

GREAT COMMENT! He's a FREAKING FREAK! Give that guy an unmarked white van with no side or back windows, a bag of candy and a map of the nearest elementary schools, and he'll be the next dude on some sort of 'to catch a predator' series. Look out moms & pops!
Maybe he was the one: <music playing> 'climbing in your windows, and snatching your people up, trying to rape em...so you need to hide your kids, hide your wife..." -[GREAT AutoTune the news cut, btw]....found at: http://www.methodshop.com/2010/08/antoine-dodson-auto-tune.shtml

August 11, 2010  04:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Is that Barry Manilow in that Pic - I didn't know he was a basketball fan - New Palace name would be the "Copa"

Nice! When I saw that picture I couldn't pinpoint who he looked like. But Manilow on crystal meth is a good comparison.

August 11, 2010  07:39 PM ET

yoou know how the japanese make the l sound like an r? he looks like a hideous old resbian....

 
August 11, 2010  08:57 PM ET

I wouldn't want to own the Pistons now. They have a good history, but I don't know how you can expect people to support the Pistons with the tough economical times of Detroit.

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