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Unidentified UAE group in running for Pistons?

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09:34 AM ET 09.06 | Tom Gores may bring "notable business acumen, deep pockets, a bit of glitz and glamour" to the Pistons as an owner, but he's not alone in the hunt to buy the team. According to sources close to the search for a new owner, Gores; the Ilitch family; George Postolos, a former executive with the Rockets who assembles groups interested in buying NBA franchises; and an unidentified group of investors from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, are all in the hunt for the Pistons.

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September 6, 2010  10:25 AM ET

If the Arabs want to buy an NBA Franchise, why Detroit?

The team is on the decline and they'll hate the Winters...

September 6, 2010  10:40 AM ET

Spend your money wisely, Bros.

September 6, 2010  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If the Arabs want to buy an NBA Franchise, why Detroit?The team is on the decline and they'll hate the Winters...

Detroit has a huge middle eastern immigrant population.

September 6, 2010  11:28 AM ET
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Detroit has a huge middle eastern immigrant population.

Can they afford Tix? :-)

September 6, 2010  11:36 AM ET
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Can they afford Tix? :-)

Just because they buy the team doesn't mean they are going to change the name to the Detroit Allahs and start selling Hummus and Pita at the concessions:)

I was commenting on your comment about the weather. It surprised the hell out of me too to learn that it was the one of the top destinations for Arab immigrants.

September 6, 2010  11:54 AM ET

Probably bring some more international deep pockets into the league, which never hurts. Just don't look for any women in front office positions.

September 6, 2010  12:08 PM ET

the NBA cme out with the news that the NBA lost $400 mil last year - so why does all these people want to get into a NBA that can't make money - or is the NBA not telling us the truth - no wonder the players feel that they can't trust the owners - would you or could you????

September 6, 2010  12:10 PM ET

Personally, as a guy who knows several people living in the Detroit Area I am pulling for Ilitch. Out of state and especially out of country ownership seems like step one in moving the team.

September 6, 2010  02:49 PM ET
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Just because they buy the team doesn't mean they are going to change the name to the Detroit Allahs and start selling Hummus and Pita at the concessions:)I was commenting on your comment about the weather. It surprised the hell out of me too to learn that it was the one of the top destinations for Arab immigrants.

does that mean lots of 7-11's or liquor stores near the palace lol

September 6, 2010  03:14 PM ET
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Probably bring some more international deep pockets into the league, which never hurts. Just don't look for any women in front office positions.

Nothing wrong with that maybe some of the affairs and blowing off the executives will decrease. Women bring nothing but confusion anyway. Way too many emotions.

September 6, 2010  06:02 PM ET

the pistons suck

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September 6, 2010  06:32 PM ET

How about the fish tacos they sell at San Diego Chargers' games. Good stuff.

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September 6, 2010  08:00 PM ET

Last time I check Dubai had to be financially rescued.

September 6, 2010  08:08 PM ET
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Food is food, bro.Don't you know that more sporting events are selling ethnic foods nowadays ? Nachos (Mexican), as well as sausages with sauerkraut (German), have already been offered many places. Now they're starting to branch out and serve samosas (Indian) and sushi (Japanese). A few upscale sporting events are even serving crepes (French). SI recently did a piece on the variety of foods served at the US Open tennis tournament this year. I suggest that you check it out.

Dude, I agree on all your points. Didn't you read my comment? I was saying that the guys from Dubai buying the team wouldn't change anything, I am also the one who said Detroit had a huge Arab population. As far as Middle East food, if they actually started selling it that would kick **** I love that stuff.
Originally, I was replying to the guy who wondered if M.Eastern people in Detroit had money for tickets. Just trying to illustrate the point that it doesn't matter. It will still be DEEE Troit basketball.

 
September 7, 2010  02:29 AM ET
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Personally, as a guy who knows several people living in the Detroit Area I am pulling for Ilitch. Out of state and especially out of country ownership seems like step one in moving the team.

Yes we know all about that in the Pacific Northwest

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