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Former Palace Sports & Entertainment President Tom Wilson will be introduced at noon today as the newest executive with Detroit’s Ilitch Holdings Inc.
The press conference, announced by the Ilitch organization, will be held at MotorCity Casino, which is owned by Marian Ilitch. Ilitch Holdings President and CEO Chris Ilitch will introduce Wilson, who resigned as president of Auburn Hills-based PS&E last week. Tom Pyden, vice president of corporate communications for Ilitch Holdings, confirmed he will be introduced today.
….It’s unknown if the Ilitches are interested in buying the Pistons and the Palace.
Great move for Ilitch and glad to see Tom stay in the Detroit Metro Area. It’s a win-win.
Presser at 1pm.
The 19-33 Detroit Pistons are in Orlando on a second game of a back to back to take on the 36-18 Orlando Magic. On the heels of the Detroit’s blowout against Minnesota, and the way the Pistons play the Magic, this should be a good one.
With the NBA trade deadline on Thursday afternoon, still no solid information points the Pistons towards a deal.
The biggest news to come out today is Tom Wilson’s decision to step down as the CEO of the Palace Sports and Entertainment.
The Scouting Report via Pistons.com
Tip is at 7:00 pm EST and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit. For the radio broadcast tune in to 97.1 The Ticket or follow the action over at NBA.com.
Tom Wilson has left his position as president and CEO of Palace Sports and Entertainment, according to a report.
ClickOnDetroit.com, attributing the information to sources, says chief operating officer Alan Ostfield will take over Wilson’s position.
Wilson was not at his usual seat at The Palace Tuesday night during the Pistons’ game against Minnesota.
Wilson joined the Pistons organization in 1977. He handles all business functions of the Pistons, The Palace, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival.
He is a native of Detroit who graduated from Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University.
Uh oh….a sign of things to come Pistons fans.