Jalen Rose Aspires To Co-Own Pistons

Detroit native Jalen Rose has ambitions to join the Pistons‘ ownership group sometime in the future, as he told Richard Deitsch on his podcast (h/t Matt Schoch of The Detroit News).

“I would love to be a minority owner with the Detroit Pistons,” Rose said. “I feel like there’s a wealth of things that I could bring to the table.”

The Pistons are approximately worth $1.27 billion, according to the latest Forbes’ valuation. Tom Gores originally bought a 51% stake in the team for $325MM back in 2011 before buying the remainder of the franchise in 2015.

The Pistons have since opened a new arena in downtown Detroit, a development that earned Rose’s approval.

“I applaud him bringing the team downtown,” Rose said. “That’s something that’d stood out to me.”

Rose also mentioned that he could have an interest in coaching in the future either at the collegiate or professional level. Still, he’s not ready to quit his day job, as he loves ESPN.

“If they’ll have me, I’ll do this until I’m Hubie Brown’s age,” Rose said of his fellow ESPN analyst, who is 86 years old.

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