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Mike Ilitch wants to own Pistons, too

Updated: August 9, 2010, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars pizza mogul who already owns the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, said Monday that he wants to buy the Detroit Pistons in part to make sure another buyer doesn't move the NBA franchise out of town.

The Pistons declined to comment on Ilitch's interest in the team, which Forbes valued at $479 million last year.

Pistons owner Karen Davidson has said she's considering a sale of the team by itself or as part of a package with Palace Sports ...

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