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Dave Bing


The unlikely beginning of a legendary NBA career
The imminent threat of bankruptcy gave Bing license to demand dramatic cutbacks, especially in the city’s pension and health care commitments to city employees.
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A player ready to make his mark in a city ready to explode
The Detroit that first welcomed Bing in the fall of 1966 after the Pistons tabbed him with the second overall selection in that year’s NBA draft was a smoldering powder keg. What would become Bing’s adopted hometown was already in trouble.
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The toughest test yet for Detroit’s iron-willed mayor
Now, on November 16, 2011, Bing faced perhaps his most daunting task. The city under his command was spinning in a cauldron, a creature of its own political hubris and fiscal neglect. And it was sure to get a lot hotter for everyone—the mayor included—before it cooled off.
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A Life of Challenge
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Detroit mayor Dave Bing has achieved an unprecedented combination of success as an athlete, businessman, and politician. Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press tells Bing’s compelling against-all-odds tale while providing an intimate look at the basketball hall of famer and the challenges he faces in rebuilding the city in which he once starred.

© 2013
Book   328 pages
ISBN-13: 9781450423526



Regular Price: £12.99

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