Dan linked to an article yesterday with some history of Tom Gores’ family and business ties. It went over well. But the internet is a big place, so today I’ll link as many articles I can find about the man who may or may not be the next Pistons owner.
In a profile of Gores in Crain’s Detroit Business in September 2010, Gores discussed, among other things, what fans could expect out of him as an owner of a pro sports team:
If he becomes the Pistons’ owner, Gores said his style would be hands-on, but not to the point of a Mark Cuban, the brashly outspoken (and often-fined) owner of the Dallas Mavericks.
“I’m not looking to be a Mark Cuban. Let’s say active, but not that active,” Gores said during a telephone interview with Crain’s.
No offense to Cubes, who’s great, but I think after years of the quiet, humble leadership of Bill Davidson, it would be a bit of a culture shock to go from that style to a Cuban-style owner. Maybe Gores represents a middle ground between the two styles.