Tom Gores Rumors
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.
Other NBA owners on the list include the Brooklyn Nets’ Mikhail Prokhorov ($7.6B), Miami Heat owner Micky Arison ($7.1B), New York Knicks owner Charles Dolan ($5B), Dan Gilbert of the Cleveland Cavaliers ($4.9B), Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos ($4.7B), Tom Gores from the Detroit Pistons ($3.3B), Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ($3.3B), Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon ($2.8B), New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson ($2.2B), Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera ($2B), Glen Taylor from the Minnesota Timberwolves ($1.8B), Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry ($1.7B), Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander ($1.5B), Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller ($1.4B), Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf ($1.3B), former Bulls player and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan ($1.1B) and Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler ($1.1B).