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Motown Tries to Make Sense of Prospective Pistons Owner

Peter Guber may soon have a Hollywood hardwood doppelganger. Joining the Golden State Warriors co-owner within the NBA team owner ranks will soon be, by all accounts, Platinum Equity billionaire Tom Gores (pictured).

In honor of today’s second biggest sports story (behind the forced retirement of Manny Ramirez), the Detroit Free Press has republished a February 13th profile of Gores by sports reporter Vince Ellis. It offers some interesting hints as to how the LA magnate may be perceived in Motown as proprietor of the Pistons:

Maybe you’ve never heard of potential Pistons buyer Tom Gores. But if you think he would be one of those anonymous business owners who never, ever make news, think again: he bankrolled a slasher film starring Lindsay Lohan.

Gores, worth an estimated $2.4 billion, appears to have zero in common with fellow Flint, Michigan native Michael Moore. Right down to a dismal grasp of Twitter, which Ellis suggests he is going to have to change, in a hurry.

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