Pistons owner Tom Gores: "We're moving in"

Posted at 7:42 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 19:42:04-04

Pistons owner Tom Gores spoke with the media Wednesday night about the team's move to Detroit, saying it's going to take a while for Little Caesar's Arena to feel like home. 

"It's going to take a season," Gores says when asked how long it will take for LCA to really feel like home. "We're moving in."

Gores called the Pistons home opener against the Charlotte Hornets an "historic night", saying the team. "It's a big deal. The city worked really hard for this. I'm not sure exactly how to express it. I'm just so happy for you guys, for the community."

Gores was also asked how and if he will address the recent trend in athletes demonstrating in various ways during the anthem.

"I just think it's two amazing things. To honor the country, and for our players to say what they want are two amazing things. Why should they ever meet each other? You should speak your mind. I would never hold a player back from speaking their mind. This country is based on freedom of speech. It just is," Gores said. "At the same time, honestly, I gotta honor this country. I owe so much, you know as a four-and-a-half year old kid who showed up here, I owe so much to this country."