- The Washington Times - Friday, March 13, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, MICH. (AP) - Detroit Pistons owner Bill Davidson, who was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame last year, has died. He was 86.

The Ira Kaufman Chapel Funeral Home says services are scheduled for Tuesday at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield.

Davidson became majority owner of the Pistons in 1974. He also owned Palace Sports & Entertainment, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and WNBA’s Detroit Shock.

Forbes magazine had ranked the Bloomfield Hills billionaire as one of the richest people in Michigan, tied for 68th in the country.

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