Tom Gores Rumors
Q: You’re two years in, and you made the playoffs in Year No. 2 as the No. 8 seed. Are you ahead of where you thought you’d be? Behind? Stan Van Gundy: “Well, we made progress. You’re never satisfied when you haven’t won even a playoff game. We got swept. We’re not satisfied. But we made progress. The thing we were able to do — we got younger and better at the same time. That’s not an easy thing to do. Our owner wanted to try to win and get in the playoffs, but he didn’t want to sacrifice the future to do it.”
Vincent Ellis: Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores statement: “Detroit is rising and we know firsthand the power of sports to lift a community and drive a civic renaissance. We are very excited about the prospect of bringing MLS to Detroit and building an ownership group that represents a cross-section of investors.” #MLSDetroit
FlintNow was created by Gores to provide private sector support for Flint during the water crisis. His program focuses on both immediate and long-term efforts to help assist with the problem. YMCA Safe Places director Moses Bingham helped select the 60 participants from the after-school program. All of them came from different backgrounds and neighborhoods throughout the Flint area to come together for a fun day. “We checked their behavior and grades and stuff like that,” Bingham said. “We have four after-school sites and one in Burton.”
A telethon to help Flint residents amid the Michigan city’s crisis with lead-tainted water coupled with a match from Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores has raised more than $1.1 million. The Flint native said he would match up to $1 million in donations made during Tuesday’s telethon hosted by Detroit television station WDIV-TV. Organizers say the event drew more than 1,500 donations totaling $566,982. With Gores’ match, that brings the total to $1,133,964.