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The Mentor

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...Dave Bing loved and doted over his three girls: Cassaundra, Aleisha, and Bridgett. He wasn’t one of those fathers who disappointingly asked fate for a son who never came, and subsequently, used his daughters to fill a male vacuum. He...

The Other Eye

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

Human Kinetics, 2013

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... in the second half, but Bing wanted to play his normal minutes.Bing had a set routine. He understood the importance of rookie acclimation, but he also believed that it was critically important for him to further hone his already razor-sharp skill...

The Anomaly

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

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...The man didn’t mince his words. “He’s so far fucking overmatched in this job that it’s not even funny,” said the high ranking Detroit government official. “Tell me what he’s done in 2.5 years? Tell me. You can’t think of anything, can you...

The Political Path

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

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...Mayor Coleman Young and a couple key staffers flew with Tigers’ owner Tom Monaghan on his private jet back from baseball spring training in 1985 (the Tigers held spring training in Lakeland, Florida). The Tigers had won the World Series...

The College Choice

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

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...Syracuse has discussed honoring its first accomplished basketball star in marble. The plan presented by prominent alumni involves raising enough in contributions to commission the erection of a statue of Dave Bing at the front doorstep...

The Draft

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

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...Dave Bing awakened on the morning of May 11, 1966, cognizant of the tremendous opportunity awaiting him. The NBA draft was later that day. Whether he went 1st overall or even fell as far as 10th, he was hours away from realizing a dream...

The Steel Business

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

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...The high point of Bing’s two years in DC was winning the Most Valuable Player award in the 1977 all-star game, but Bing had enough individual accolades. What he sought was that first opportunity to play in an NBA championship game. But two...

The Disordered City

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

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... unarmed black men in the hotel just two weeks after the riots concluded. The case drew national attention, and when the three officers were acquitted of murder in their high-profile trial, the situation risked becoming another struck match...

The (Almost) Deal

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

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...Detroit came very close to securing a second NBA franchise in the summer of 1986.How close?The purchasing agreement was signed that would’ve moved the Milwaukee Bucks into Joe Louis Arena with Dave Bing as majority owner. NBA commissioner...

The Coin Flip

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

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... in postscript—what occurred after he moved his franchise from little Fort Wayne. In a small league that only drew regional interest, Zollner had been the quintessential big fish in a little pond.But the NBA had outgrown its other small-town...