Dave Bing Rumors
Detroit Mayor and former NBA star Dave Bing has taken the first step toward running for a second four-year term as leader of the deficit-ridden city now operating under a state financial manager. The 69-year-old former Detroit Pistons player picked up nominating petitions Thursday for a spot on the August primary ballot. The top two vote-getters advance to November’s general election.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing remains hospitalized for observation after discomfort following dental treatment. Bing press secretary Naomi Patton told The Associated Press in an email that the mayor was at Henry Ford Hospital this morning. She says he’s expected to be released later in the day. Patton has said Bing had a dental appointment Thursday morning and “continued to experience some discomfort” before going to Henry Ford Hospital on Thursday afternoon. She said he was “admitted for observation and as a precautionary measure.”
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s wish of returning the Detroit Pistons to Detroit could come true. With Mike and Marion Ilitch’s announced intent to purchase the NBA team, speculation about where the team would play is running high. While Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is looking to keep the team at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Bing thinks having the Pistons within city limits would continue to revitalize the area. “The news is early, but promising. The City of Detroit is excited about the opportunity of welcoming the Pistons back home!” Bing said in a statement.