Michigan native Magic Johnson, continuing to look for roles that give him a larger presence in a franchise than the current minority ownership in the Lakers, expressed interest Friday in being part of a group that buys the Pistons or at least in joining his hometown team in a front-office capacity. Johnson stressed he has not had any formal talks about either possibility, with other potential suitors or the Davidson family that put the team on the market, and that he would not be a majority owner because it would mean relocating from Los Angeles, the very reason some close to him note the Pistons are not a realistic match. But Johnson told NBA.com at the press conference leading up to Hall of Fame ceremonies tonight that "some people had called me and wanted me to [know] if I'm interested in being a part of a group to own the Pistons." NBA.com
I think we now have another interesting person in the bidding now. He's a Michigan native and has always been a winner. I think between him and Joe D they could really keep the winning ways going in Detroit. I'm sure he would help keep the Pistons in the Palace too.