Pistons pay tribute to Davidson

Updated: March 15, 2009, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons honored late owner Bill Davidson before their game Sunday against Memphis.

Davidson a true leader

Dan Feldman of the TrueHoop Network provides an overview of the career of Pistons owner Bill Davidson.

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Announcer John Mason read a tribute to Davidson, who died Friday at the age of 86. The crowd then stood for a moment of silence, which was followed by an ovation for the man who bought the team in the mid-70s, won three titles with them, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Davidson also won three WNBA titles with the Detroit Shock and a Stanley Cup as owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Pistons wore a black stripe on the left shoulder of their jerseys.

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