September 15, 2022
Why Detroit Pistons Owner And Platinum Equity Founder Tom Gores Hopes Basketball Camps Can Be ‘Foundation Of Success’ For Kids
Jeremiah West was eager to volunteer at the five-day basketball camp recently held in the Petosky-Otsego neighborhood in Detroit. He fondly remembers when he was taught to play by older kids as a youth. “The camp keeps the kids active and teaches them the fundamentals of basketball,” West said of the early August camp that
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June 28, 2022
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores’ ‘go for it’ advice to GM Troy Weaver helps produce productive draft night in guard Jaden Ivey, center Jalen Duren
The Detroit Pistons are earning rave reviews for their draft night haul of guard Jaden Ivey and center Jalen Duren.
June 2, 2022
Inspired By Voices Inside Pistons Organization, Tom Gores To Fund New Flagship Community Center In Rouge Park
$20 million commitment will fund new 25,000-square foot multi-use facility, renovate Brennan pool house, and deliver diverse range of services to Cody Rouge neighborhood Gores, Pistons organization and Detroit Parks & Rec to engage residents in planning, design and programming Project originated through discussions with Pistons players, coaches and executives on how to expand and
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May 6, 2022
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores offers strong commitment to head coach Dwane Casey
Cade Cunningham made a great first impression, finishing third in NBA rookie of the year balloting. Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart made significant strides in their second seasons. And the Pistons (23-59) won 11 of their last 25 games of the season, which included close losses and surprising wins over some of the best teams
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May 6, 2022
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores pleased with team’s growth, cites players’ winning DNA
The Detroit Pistons – one of the youngest teams in the NBA – took their lumps this season in finishing 23-59. But with young players like Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart, Pistons general manager Troy Weaver has shown in two seasons that he believes in committed players dedicated to winning. That’s why Pistons
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March 31, 2022
Michigan Governor Praises Detroit Pistons, Tom Gores For Promoting Social Justice
When Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores purchased the Detroit Pistons in 2011, he said he viewed the NBA franchise as a community asset with the power to unite and inspire. The franchise has engaged the Detroit community in recent years with high-profile leadership on matters of diversity and inclusion, voting access and the pandemic. While
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December 9, 2021
One year ago, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores pledged $100K for SAY Detroit kids to distribute to charity. Here is how it will benefit the community
“It is so empowering for young people to learn to use their voice and see how it feels to make an impact in someone else’s life,” Gores said.
November 18, 2021
New Detroit Pistons initiative that brings Flint residents to games part of Tom Gores’ goal to open doors for kids
Over the next six months, the organization will partner with different Flint groups to bus children and families to Little Caesars Arena for a free Pistons game, including food vouchers, tickets and free T-shirts.
November 12, 2021
How Motor City Cruise, Wayne State partnership realizes third piece of Tom Gores vision for Detroit Pistons move downtown
First, the Pistons would play home games at Little Caesars Arena. Second, the Pistons would build a new headquarters that would house basketball and business operations. The last step was to bring a G League franchise to Detroit to offer an improved developmental experience for young players while also bringing an affordable entertainment option for city residents.
July 29, 2021
Tom Gores: ‘It would just mean the world to me if (Pistons) could get a championship and get (LCA) rocking and excited’
The Pistons are banking on the top pick in the N.B.A. draft and a young core for a revival. As much as the No. 1 overall pick represents a necessary cog in the Pistons’ rebuild it also symbolizes revitalization for the city of Detroit.
July 9, 2021
Why Detroit Pistons owner and Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores is sponsoring Detroit-area basketball camps
In a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, the recent camp was the first of three that Gores will sponsor with the others being held in Mount Clemens and Eastpointe.
May 16, 2021
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores congratulates franchise icon Ben Wallace on HOF nod
In nine seasons with the Pistons, Wallace was a four-time All-Star and four-time defensive player of the year. His career spanned 16 years in the league and he averaged 5.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals.
May 13, 2021
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores endorses franchise direction with coach Dwane Casey contract extension
The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a contract extension with coach Dwane Casey through the 2023-24 NBA season.
December 27, 2020
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores likes ‘thoughtfully aggressive’ approach of new GM Troy Weaver
Within a matter of days, the Pistons underwent a significant overhaul, with general manager Troy Weaver transforming the roster from the 20-46 team that finished the season with a whimper.
December 26, 2020
Why Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores praised Detroit Pistons GM Troy Weaver for busy offseason
During general manager Troy Weaver’s introductory news conference in June, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores said the Andre Drummond trade last season cleared the way for the Pistons to hire Weaver, and subsequently remake most of the roster.
July 30, 2020
Tom Gores: New G-League franchise ‘another important investment’ for Pistons, city of Detroit
First it was the Pistons moving back to play in Detroit. Then it was building a new practice facility. The final piece is the Gatorade League franchise. It’s all in Detroit now.
January 3, 2020
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores signals he’s open to a new direction for franchise
From the moment Tom Gores purchased the Detroit Pistons in 2011, he’s been consistent in his expectations. The Pistons are going to compete for the playoffs.
October 7, 2019
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores unveils $90 million performance center: ‘One of the best’
There was one clear message from the Detroit Pistons at the opening of their new headquarters Monday: Everyone is welcome. The Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center is in the New Center area about two miles north of Little Caesars Arena, where the franchise will begin its third season later this month.