Cities' Full Court Press

Scott, Michael
December 2009
Next American City;Winter2009, Issue 25, p14
The article tells the stories of Kevin Johnson and David Bing who were both professional basketball players before becoming mayors. Johnson, who played for the Phoenix Suns and who ran a nonprofit organization he founded in 1989, became major of Sacramento, California in January 2009. Bing, who played for the Detroit Pistons and founded Bing Steel in 1984, was elected in May to replace Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after the latter resigned due to obstruction-of-justice charges.


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