During the span of two weeks this month, Davidsons professional ice hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, earned the NHL title and his professional basketball team, the Detroit Pistons earned the NBA title. The Lightning defeated the Calgary Flames in game seven of a best-of-seven series on June 7 to win the Stanley Cup. The Pistons beat the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers in game five of a best-of-seven series on June 15 to win the Lawrence OBrien Trophy. Both winners join the WNBAs defending champion Detroit Shock in Davidsons successful sports stable.
Davidsons Detroit sports teams play at The Palace of Auburn Hills, and his Tampa Bay hockey team plays at St. Pete Times Forum. Both venues are operated by Davidsons Palace Sports & Entertainment business.
These victories are a tribute to the talent and work ethic of our players, our coaching staff and the organization that supports them, said Davidson. Everyone worked together unselfishly in a total team effort.
Davidsons success in sports stems from the same philosophy he applies to his manufacturing business: hire talented, hard-working people and trust them to take risks that deliver rewards. For Davidson, this approach continues to pay off.