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  [Detroit mayoral candidate] Bing retracts master's degree claim
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Last EditedDFWDem  Mar 12, 2009 11:19am
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News DateThursday, March 12, 2009 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMayoral candidate and former NBA great Dave Bing said today it was "not correct" when he earlier claimed to have earned a master's degree in business administration.

But the claim made on a tape touting education and staying in school was meant to be interpreted in a different manner, Bing told the Associated Press.

The founder and chair of the Bing Group, a steel manufacturing operation and auto supplier, responded today to a Detroit Free Press story revealing he didn't possess an MBA from General Motors Institute, now called Kettering University in Flint as he said on the tape.

"I felt I had an MBA for the work I had done in the industry I was in," Bing said. "When I made references to an MBA, it wasn't that I went there and got it, but through what I had done.
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