FILE - In this May 5, 2009 file photo Dave Bing celebrates his mayoral victory after winning a special election in Detroit. The former NBA great, who transitioned smoothly to owner and

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FILE - In this May 5, 2009 file photo Dave Bing celebrates his mayoral victory after winning a special election in Detroit. The former NBA great, who transitioned smoothly to owner and founder of a steel supply company, became Mayor of Detroit in 2009. In basketball and business, he never side-stepped a challenge, but the overwhelming weight of Detroit’s financial problems and other troubles have convinced Bing to pass control of the city over to the state. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) less 

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