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Dan Gilbert may be looking to buy Tigers, management denies rumors

Posted: 11:40 PM, Sep 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 15:22:59Z

Rumors are circulating that Dan Gilbert is interested in buying the Detroit Tigers from the Ilitch family. 

Gilbert is the founder of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures and owns several sports franchises, including the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

According to the online publication The Spun, Gilbert is in "serious discussions" about purchasing the team.  

Tigers management, however, is saying the rumors are not true. 

"We are on the record and have consistently stated that Christopher Ilitch is 100 percent committed to long-term Ilitch ownership of the Detroit Tigers," said Ron Colangelo, the vice president of communications for the Tigers.