William Davidson

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Birthday
5, 1922
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Mar 13, 2009 (86)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
5, 1922
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Mar 13, 2009 (86)

About

Detroit-born businessman known for being the President, Chairman, and CEO of glass manufacturer Guardian Industries. He was the owner of several American sports teams, including the Detroit Pistons, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

He was a member of the track and field team at the University of Michigan in 1940.

Trivia

As of 2014, he is the only owner to have a team win an NBA championship and a Stanley Cup, the highest prize in the NHL, in the same year.

Family Life

He was married 4 times and had 2 children.

Associated With

His Detroit Pistons team, under the leadership of point guard Chauncey Billups, won the NBA Championship in 2004.