|Birth Day||January 22, 1901|
|Birth Place||Little Falls, MN|
|Age||119 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jun 21, 1982 (age 81)|
"Mr. Pro Basketball" who founded the Detroit Pistons basketball team, which was named after his automobile piston Manufacturing company.
His assembled squad the Fort Wayne Pistons was originally founded to play in the industrial league, but upon finding they were able to beat every other team, they entered the NBA.
He personally recruited Future Hall-of-Fame players like Bob McDermott and Andy Phillip to his team. On occasion, he used his charter plane to fly in other NBA teams whom they were playing against.
He and his sister were born in Little Falls, Minnesota. She would go on to help him form the Pistons.