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Q: [...] Why would a potential owner want to keep the Pistons in the worst economy in the U.S.? A:...

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Q: [...] Why would a potential owner want to keep the Pistons in the worst economy in the U.S.? A: I don't think there is any scenario where someone would come in and move the Pistons. Even in a bad economy, Detroit is much stronger than most other places in the NBA. The Pistons have been extremely successful. They have made a lot of money over the years. When it's all said and done, Karen Davidson is going to paying a big capital gains bill. Mr. Davidson paid only $8 million. I think the team will sell for at least $400 million. Q: If that is true, then a lot of basketball fans in the area will sleep a little easier. A: I just can't see the NBA, under any circumstances, allowing the team to be taken from Detroit. It's is one of the league's premier organizations. And, remember, it just takes one person to come in and do this. In the long-term, this franchise is still one of the healthiest.

Interview with Kurt Badenhausen, a Forbes Senior Editor and resident NBA expert via Freep
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