FILE - In this April 5, 1974 file photo, Detroit Pistons' Dave Bing (21) drives past Chicago Bulls' Norm Van Lier (2) during an NBA basketball game in Chicago. 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/Fred H. Jewel, File)

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FILE - In this April 5, 1974 file photo, Detroit Pistons' Dave Bing (21) drives past Chicago Bulls' Norm Van Lier (2) during an NBA basketball game in Chicago. 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/Fred H. Jewel, File)
FILE - In this April 5, 1974 file photo, Detroit Pistons' Dave Bing (21) drives past Chicago Bulls' Norm Van Lier (2) during an NBA basketball game in Chicago. 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/Fred H. Jewel, File)
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