Mike Ilitch: ‘We’re getting close’ to buying Detroit Pistons

Via George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press:

“We’re getting close,” Ilitch said when asked if there was any news to report about him buying Pistons. “We’re getting close.”

When asked whether the Wings could play at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Ilitch said: “Well, I don’t want to get into all that. We’re going to build a stadium in Detroit. … I want two teams in one building. So that’s all I can tell you.”

At this point, it would be a pretty big surprise if Ilitch doesn’t own the team by the end of the month.

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