Detroit Pistons need a new, more capable owner

Detroit Pistons need a new, more capable owner

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Tommy Standlick started this petition to Tom Gores

I remember always wanting to wear my Detroit Pistons Ben Wallace jersey. The year was 2004. The Pistons were the best team in the country again for the first time since 1990. DEEEEEEETROIT BASKETBAAAALLLL could be heard all around the city. Everywhere you look you see someone wearing a pistons jersey, whether it be Billups, Sheed, Prince, Hamilton, or Big Ben. They were our “fab five”. Tough gritty players, who may not have been superstars of their time but they played tough, hard nosed basketball that got the job done. The perfect team for this complex city. Boy are those days loooooong gone. Today the pistons are a team that always seem to float around the 7 and 8 seeds in the playoffs or just out of them by a few games. Never at the top, never at the bottom. The problem with that is you’re getting destroyed by a 1 or 2 seed playoff team in the first round, or if you don’t make the playoffs you aren’t bad enough to get highly sought after draft picks. If we have gotten picks that high we also tend to blow the pick and grab someone who ends up being a bust. This is a time where teams only have to do bad or “tank” for a few seasons before acquiring lots of young talent from the drafts and becoming a contender. Just like the Celtics did. I think this is the best route our Detroit Pistons could take at this time. The person getting in the way of taking that route is the Pistons current owner. Tom Gores. Besides playing high school basketball it seems as though Tom has little to almost no understanding of how to take a lackluster NBA team and turn them into something great or even watchable at the very least. From taking on the Griffin deal to killing 2 trades for Andre Drummond during Stan Van Gundy’s time as president of basketball operations (because of his friendship with Drummond) this guy just can’t seem to make the right moves at the right time. It’s time to see Gores go. We will not see a successful Pistons organization again until Tom Gores is gone and I firmly believe that. I know I am not the only fan out there that cannot wait to see this guy go. Hopefully this petition will speed up the process 

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