Pistons owner Davidson dies at 86

Updated: March 15, 2009, 3:43 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Bill Davidson, the Detroit Pistons' Hall of Fame owner and noted philanthropist, died Friday. He was 86.

Davidson died at his Bloomfield Hills home with family at his side, team spokesman Matt Dobek said. The cause of death wasn't immediately known.

"The entire Palace family is mourning the loss of Mr. Davidson," said Tom Wilson, president of Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Pistons. "He was truly a pioneer in so many ways. His legacy will ...

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