Bing supports Pistons return to Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing would like to lure the Pistons back downtown, where they played when he was on the team.

Bing said Thursday that the Pistons could relocate from The Palace in suburban Auburn Hills. Pistons owner Karen Davidson has said she's considering a possible sale of the NBA team.

The Pistons played at Cobo Arena in the city when Bing was with them, from 1966 to 1975.

Bing spokeswoman Karen Dumas tells the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News the mayor hopes the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons could share a venue. The Wings' lease at Joe Louis Arena is up soon.