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Detroit Pistons From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detroit Pistons Eastern Conference/ Central Division Founded 1941 in the NBL (joined the NBA in 1948) History Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons (1941–57) Detroit Pistons (1957–present) Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills City Auburn Hills, Michigan
Team colors: royal blue, red, white
Owner: William Davidson
General manager: Joe Dumars Head coach: Michael Curry
D-League affiliate: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Championships NBL: 2 (1944, 1945) NBA: 3 (1989, 1990, 2004) Conference titles 7 (Western: (2) 1955, 1956, Eastern: (5) 1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005) Division titles NBL: 4 (1943, 1944, 1945, 1946) NBA: 11 (1955, 1956, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) Official website pistons.com The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. The team's home arena is The Palace of Auburn Hills. Contents [hide] 1 Franchise history 1.1 From Fort Wayne to Detroit 1.2 1960s and 1970s 1.3 1980s: The Bad Boys Era 1.4 1990s 1.5 2000–2008: Return to championship contention 2 Radio and television 3 Mascots 4 Season-by-season records 5 Home arenas 6 Players 6.1 Basketball Hall of Fame members 6.2 Retired numbers 6.3 Recent NBA Draft selections 6.4 Current roster 7 Coaches 8 High points 8.1 Franchise leaders 8.2 Individual awards 9 See also 10 Notes and sources 11 External links
Franchise history From Fort Wayne to Detroit Fort Wayne Pistons logo.The franchise was founded as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, a National Basketball League (NBL) team, playing in the gym of North Side High School. Owner Fred Zollner's Zollner Corporation was a foundry, manufacturing pistons primarily for car, truck and locomotive engines. In 1948, the team became the Fort Wayne Pistons, competing in the Basketball Association of America (BAA). In 1949, Fred Zollner brokered the formation of the National Basketball Association from the BAA and the NBL at his kitchen table.
From that point on, the Fort Wayne Pistons competed in the NBA. Led by star forward George Yardley, the Fort Wayne Pistons were a very popular franchise and appeared in the NBA Finals in 1955 and 1956, losing both times. Pistons players are believed to have conspired with gamblers to shave points and throw various games during the 1953–54 and 1954–55 seasons. In particular, they are believed to have thrown the 1955 NBA Finals to the Syracuse Nationals. In the decisive Game 7, the Pistons led Syracuse 41–24 early in the second quarter, then allowed the Nationals to rally to win the game. Syracuse won on a free throw by George King with twelve seconds left in the game. The closing moments included a palming turnover by the Pistons' George Yardley with 18 seconds left, a foul by Frankie Brian with 12 seconds left that enabled King's winning free throw, and a turnover by the Pistons' Andy Phillip with three seconds left which cost Fort Wayne a chance to attempt the game-winning shot. Though the Pistons enjoyed a solid local following, their city's small size made it difficult for them to be profitable. In 1957, Zollner moved the team to Detroit, a much larger city which had not seen professional basketball in a decade. In 1947, they had lost the Detroit Gems of the NBL, who moved to become the Minneapolis Lakers (now the Los Angeles Lakers), and the Detroit Falcons of the BAA, which folded. The new Detroit Pistons played in Olympia Stadium (home of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings at the time) for their first four seasons, then moved to Cobo Arena. The franchise was a consistent disappointment, struggling both on the court and at the box office.  1960s and 1970s During the 60s and 70s, the Pistons were characterized by very strong individuals and weak teams. Some of the superstars who played for the team included Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Jimmy Walker, and Bob Lanier. At one point DeBusschere was the youngest player coach in the history of the NBA. Unfortunately, an ill timed trade was made during the 1968 season which sent the popular home grown Debusschere to the New York Knicks for Howard Komives and Walt Bellamy both who were in the later stages of their career. DeBusschere became the key player that then led the Knicks to two NBA titles. The Dave Bing and Bob Lanier era did have some solid and exciting years but they were handicapped by being in the same division as the Milwaukee Bucks which had a young Lew Alcindor and the Chicago Bulls which had some very strong teams. In 1974, Zollner sold the team to Bill Davidson, who remains the team's principal owner. Displeased with the team's location in downtown Detroit, Davidson moved them to the suburb of Pontiac in 1978, where they played in the mammoth Silverdome, a structure built for professional football (and the home of the Detroit Lions at the time). 1980s: The Bad Boys Era Detroit Pistons logo 1979-1996.The Pistons stumbled their way out of the 1970s and into the 1980s, beginning with a 16–66 record in 1979–80 and following up with a 21–61 record in 1980–81. The 1979–80 team lost its last 14 games of the season which, when coupled with the seven losses at the start of the 1980–81 season, comprised a then-NBA record losing streak of 21 games (since broken). The franchise's fortunes finally began to turn in 1981, when it drafted point guard Isiah Thomas from Indiana University. In early 1982, the Pistons acquired center Bill Laimbeer in a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers and guard Vinnie Johnson from the Seattle SuperSonics. The three would remain together for a decade, forming much of the core of a team that would rise to the top of the league.
Initially the Pistons had a tough time moving up the NBA ladder. In 1984, the Pistons lost a tough five-game series to the underdog New York Knicks, three games to two. In the 1985 playoffs, Detroit won its first-round series and faced the defending champion Boston Celtics in the conference semifinals. Though Boston would prevail in six games, Detroit's surprise performance promised that a rivalry had begun. In the 1985 NBA Draft, the team selected Joe Dumars 18th overall, a selection that would prove very wise. They also acquired Rick Mahorn in a trade with the Washington Bullets. However, the team initially took a step backward, losing in the first round of the 1986 playoffs to the more athletic Atlanta Hawks. After the series, Coach Chuck Daly and team captain Thomas decided that their best chance to seize control of the Eastern Conference would be through a more aggressive style of play. Prior to the 1986–87 season, the Pistons acquired more key players: John Salley (drafted 11th overall), Dennis Rodman (drafted 27th) and Adrian Dantley (acquired in a trade with the Utah Jazz). The team adopted a physical, defense-oriented style of play, which eventually earned them the nickname "Bad Boys." In 1987 the team reached the Eastern Conference Finals, the farthest it had advanced since moving from Fort Wayne, against the Celtics. After pushing the defending champions to a 2–2 tie, the Pistons were on the verge of winning Game 5 at the Boston Garden with seconds remaining. After a Celtics' turnover, Isiah Thomas attempted to quickly inbound the ball and missed Daly's timeout signal from the bench (the NBA had not yet instituted the rule that allowed coaches to call timeout themselves). Larry Bird stole the inbound pass and passed it to Dennis Johnson for the game-winning layup. While the Pistons would win Game 6 in Detroit, they would lose the series in a tough Game 7 back in Boston. Motivated by their loss to the Celtics, the 1988 Pistons, aided by midseason acquisition James Edwards, improved to a then-franchise-record 54 victories and the franchise's first Central Division title. In the postseason, the Pistons avenged their two previous playoff losses to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, defeating them in six games and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since the franchise moved to Detroit. The Pistons' first trip to the Finals saw them face the Los Angeles Lakers, who were led by Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After taking a 3–2 series lead back to Los Angeles, Detroit appeared poised to win their first NBA title in Game 6. In that game, Isiah Thomas scored an NBA Finals record 25 points in the third quarter while playing on a severely sprained ankle. However, the Lakers won the game, 103–102, on a pair of last-minute free throws by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar following a controversial foul called on Bill Laimbeer, referred to by many Piston supporters, and Laimbeer himself, as a "phantom foul." With Isiah Thomas unable to compete at full strength, the Pistons narrowly fell in Game 7, 108–105. Prior to the 1988–89 season, the Pistons moved to Auburn Hills to play at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The 1989 Pistons completed the building of their roster by trading Dantley for Mark Aguirre, a trade that Piston fans would criticize heavily initially, but later praise. The team won 63 games, shattering the old franchise record, and steamrolled through the playoffs and into a NBA Finals rematch with the Lakers. This time the Pistons came out victorious in a four-game sweep to win their first NBA championship. Joe Dumars was named NBA Finals MVP. Game Four of the series marked the final game of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career.
1990s Detroit Pistons logo 1996–2001.The Pistons successfully defended their title in 1990. After winning 59 games and a third straight division title, the Pistons cruised through the first two rounds of the playoffs before playing a tough Eastern Conference Finals series against Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Facing each other for the third straight season, the Pistons and Bulls split the first six games before the Pistons finished the series with a decisive 93–74 victory in Game 7.  Advancing to their third consecutive NBA Finals, the Pistons faced the Portland Trail Blazers. After splitting the first two games at The Palace, the Pistons went to Portland, where they had not won a game since 1974, to play Games 3, 4 and 5. The Pistons summarily won all three games in Portland, becoming the first NBA team to sweep the middle three games on the road. The decisive game came down to the final second. Trailing 90–83 with two minutes remaining, the Pistons rallied to tie the game, then took a 92–90 lead when Vinnie Johnson sank an 18 foot jumper with 00.7 seconds left in the game; this shot earned Johnson a new nickname in Detroit, "007", to go with his original moniker, "The Microwave." Isiah Thomas was named NBA Finals MVP. The Pistons' championship run came to an end in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals, when the team was defeated by the eventual NBA champion Chicago Bulls, 4 games to 0. However, the Pistons were batted and bruised throughout the regular season. Thomas had surgery on his wrist prior to the NBA Playoffs. The Conference Finals were best remembered for the Pistons walking off the court before the game actually ended. After the series, Jordan said he was "shocked that Isiah didn't play as hard." Following this, the franchise went through a lengthy transitional period, as key players either retired (Laimbeer in 1993 and Thomas in 1994) or were traded (Edwards, Johnson, Salley, and Rodman among others). The team quickly declined, bottoming out in the 1993–94 season when they finished 20–62. The team's fortunes improved after that season, but the rebuilding process soon sputtered. As a result of the poor finish in the 1994 season, the Pistons were able to draft Grant Hill, a promising small forward. However, this period also saw the team make numerous questionable personnel decisions, such as the 1994 trade of Dennis Rodman to the San Antonio Spurs for Sean Elliott, the loss of free agent Allan Houston to the New York Knicks  after the 46-win 1996 season ; the signing of free agent wash-outs Christian Laettner, Loy Vaught, Cedric Ceballos, and the late Bison Dele; and head coaching changes from Ron Rothstein to Don Chaney to Doug Collins to Alvin Gentry to George Irvine in an eight-year span. Of those coaches, only Collins had any sort of success with the Pistons, winning 54 games in the 1996–97 season. The franchise even changed its team colors in 1996 from its traditional red, white, and blue to teal, burgundy, gold and black in what proved to be a highly unpopular move with fans. This period has become known, derisively, as the "teal era." 2000–2008: Return to championship contention Detroit Pistons logo 2001–2004.After being swept by the Miami Heat in the 2000 playoffs, Joe Dumars (who had retired following the 1999 season) was hired as the team's president of basketball operations. He quickly faced what appeared to be a setback for the franchise, as Grant Hill elected to leave the team for the Orlando Magic. However, Dumars managed to work a sign and trade with Orlando that brought the Pistons Ben Wallace and Chucky Atkins in exchange for Hill. Both quickly entered the Pistons' starting lineup, and Wallace would develop into an All-Star in the coming years. Conversely, Hill would play only 47 games in the following four seasons due to a recurring ankle injury. The Pistons suffered through another tough season in 2000-01, going 32–50. After the season, Dumars fired head coach George Irvine and hired Rick Carlisle, a widely respected assistant coach who had been a tough substitute contributor for the Celtics during the mid-1980s. In the fall of 2001, the franchise also returned to its red, white and blue uniforms. Carlisle helped lead the Pistons to their first 50-win season since 1997, and their first playoff series victory since 1991. In the summer of 2002, Dumars revamped the Pistons' roster by signing free agent Chauncey Billups, acquiring Richard "Rip" Hamilton from the Washington Wizards, and by drafting Tayshaun Prince from Kentucky. The Pistons posted consecutive 50-win seasons and advanced to the 2003 Eastern Conference Finals, for the first time since 1991. There, however, they were swept in four games by the New Jersey Nets.
Despite the team's improvement, Carlisle was fired in the 2003 offseason. There were believed to be five reasons for the firing: first, that Carlisle had appeared reluctant to play some of the team's younger players, such as Prince and Mehmet Okur, during the regular season, which had upset Dumars; second, that some of the players (notably Wallace) had not gotten along with Carlisle; third, that Carlisle employed an offensive system that was too conservative; fourth, that Hall of Famer Larry Brown had become available; and finally fifth, that Carlisle was rumoured to be interested in the Pacer's head coaching job during the Pistons' 2003 playoff run. Brown accepted the job that summer and Carlisle landed the job in Indiana as expected. The Pistons are congratulated by President George W. Bush after capturing the 2004 title.The Pistons' transformation into a championship team was completed with the February 2004 acquisition of Rasheed Wallace. The Pistons now had another big man to pose a threat from all parts of the court. The Pistons finished the season 54–28, recording their best record since 1997. In the 2004 playoffs, after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in five games, they defeated the defending Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Nets in seven games after coming back from a 3–2 deficit. Detroit then defeated the Indiana Pacers, coached by Rick Carlisle, in six tough games to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1990. Many analysts gave the Pistons little chance to win against their opponents, the Los Angeles Lakers, who had won three out of the previous four NBA championships, and who fielded a star-studded lineup that included Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Gary Payton and Karl Malone. However, the Pistons won the series in dominating fashion, defeating Los Angeles in five games for the team's third NBA Championship. The Pistons posted double-digit wins in three of their four victories, and held the Lakers to a franchise-low 68 points in Game 3. Chauncey Billups was named NBA Finals MVP. Despite losing key members of their bench during the offseason (including Okur, Mike James and Corliss Williamson), the Pistons were considered a strong contender to win a second consecutive title in 2005. They won 54 games during the regular season, their fourth consecutive season of 50 or more wins. During the 2005 playoffs, they easily defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4–1 and then rallied from a 2–1 deficit to finish off the Indiana Pacers, 4–2. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Pistons faced the Miami Heat. Once again Detroit fell behind, but won Eastern Conference Championship in seven games. In the NBA Finals the Pistons faced the San Antonio Spurs. In the first NBA Finals Game 7 since 1994, the Pistons lost a hard-fought game to the Spurs, who clinched their third NBA championship. Many thought the key moment of the Finals series was Robert Horry's game winning three-pointer from the left wing in Game 5. The starting five of the Pistons' 2004 championship team. (scroll over players)The Pistons' 2004–05 season was marked by a major controversy, as well as distracting issues involving Larry Brown. In the season's first month, a Pacers-Pistons brawl erupted, one of the largest fan-player incidents in the history of American sports. It resulted in heavy fines and suspensions for several players, and a great deal of NBA and media scrutiny. Meanwhile, Brown was forced to leave the team on two occasions due to health concerns, and also became involved in a series of rumors linking him to other job openings. Concerned about Brown's health, and angered over his alleged pursuit of other jobs during the season, the Pistons bought out his contract soon after the 2005 NBA Finals. Brown was promptly named head coach of the New York Knicks, and the Pistons hired Flip Saunders, formerly of the Minnesota Timberwolves. During the 2005–06 season, the Pistons recorded the NBA's best overall record. Their 37–5 start exceeded the best start for any Detroit sports franchise in history  and tied for the second-best 42-game start in NBA history. Four of the five Piston starters, Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace, and Ben Wallace, were named to the All-Star team, and Flip Saunders served as the Eastern Conference All-Star team coach. The Pistons finished the regular season with a record of 64–18, setting new franchise records for both overall and road victories (27). In addition, the team set an NBA record by starting the same lineup in 73 consecutive games from the start of the season. The top-seeded Pistons defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4–1 in the first round of the 2006 NBA Playoffs, but struggled in the second round against the Cleveland Cavaliers, falling behind 3–2 before winning in seven games. Things did not improve against second-seeded Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami defeated the Pistons in six games en route to the 2006 NBA championship.
During the 2006 offseason, the Pistons offered Ben Wallace a four-year, $48 million contract which would have made him the highest-paid Piston ever . However, Wallace agreed to a 4-year, $60 million contract with the Chicago Bulls. . To replace Ben Wallace, the Pistons signed Nazr Mohammed as a center. He struggled to fill the team's void at center, however, and the team began looking for additional help. On January 17, the Pistons signed Chris Webber, who had become a free agent. The Pistons quickly began playing better basketball and, according to Newsday, started "to get their swagger back." The Pistons were only 21–15 before Webber was acquired; with him, the team went 32–14. On April 11, the Pistons clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference, which guaranteed them home-court advantage for first three rounds of the playoffs. The Pistons opened the 2007 NBA Playoffs with a 4–0 victory over the Orlando Magic, their first playoff series sweep since 1990. The team advanced to face the Chicago Bulls, marking the first time that the Central Division rivals had met in the postseason since 1991. After winning the first two games by 26 and 21 points, the Pistons overcame a 19-point deficit to win Game 3, 81–74. Chicago avoided elimination by winning Games 4 and 5, but the Pistons closed out the series, 95–85, in Game 6. They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth consecutive time (equaling their streak from 1987–1991) - one short of the NBA record set by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Pistons won games 1 and 2, but lost 4 in a row to the Cavaliers. Following the season, the Pistons traded Carlos Delfino to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for 2009 and 2011 second-round draft picks. In the 2007 NBA Draft the Pistons selected Rodney Stuckey as the 15th overall pick and Arron Afflalo as the 27th overall pick. They also re-signed Chauncey Billups to a long-term contract, as well as re-signing top prospect Amir Johnson and key reserve Antonio McDyess. This season will mark the 50th anniversary of the franchise in Detroit, so The Palace of Auburn Hills floor was given a retouch, as the 50th anniversary logo was encased on center court, and blue replaced red on the sideline, retaining red on the baseline surrounding the basket with the words "Detroit Pistons." The remainder of the court remained unchanged. This marked the first time since their first season at the Pontiac Silverdome (1978–79) that the sideline of the Pistons floor will be painted blue, as opposed to their traditional red. At the start of the 2008 season, Rasheed Wallace became the Pistons' new center. Upon entering his third season as Pistons coach, Saunders became the longest-tenured Pistons coach since Chuck Daly's nine-year tenure (1983–92).
Detroit finished the season 59–23, with the second-best record in the league. The Boston Celtics held the first seed, and many speculated that Boston was their main competition in the Eastern Conference. In the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Detroit started out poorly with a Game 1 loss to the seventh-seeded Philadelphia 76ers and found themselves in a 2-games-to-1 deficit. But the Pistons rallied to defeat the Sixers in six games. Meanwhile in the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Detroit rolled out to a Game 1 romp of the Orlando Magic, and won a tight Game 2 amid mild controversy. At the very end of the third quarter, Chauncey Billups hit a three point field goal that gave the Pistons a three point lead. However, the clock had stopped shortly into the play. League rules currently prohibit officials from using both instant replay and a timing device to measure how much time has elapsed when a clock malfunctions, nor is a replay from the time of the malfunction onward allowed. The officials estimated that the play took 4.6 seconds, and since there were 5.1 seconds remaining when it began, the field goal was counted. The NBA later admitted that the play actually took 5.7 seconds and the basket should not have counted .
In addition to losing Game 3 badly, 111–86, the Pistons also lost all-star point guard and team leader Chauncey Billups to a hamstring injury. Despite his absence, the Pistons rallied from 15 down in the 3rd quarter to win Game 4 90–89, on a field goal by Tayshaun Prince with just 8.9 seconds to play, taking a 3–1 series lead. Again with Billups sitting on the sideline, they then proceeded to win Game 5 in Detroit, winning the series 4 games to 1. Detroit advanced to the NBA Conference Finals for the sixth straight season, squaring off against the Boston Celtics. They lost game one 79–88, but won in game two on the road, 103–97 (marking Boston's first home court loss in the post-season). Immediately following that, the Celtics won their first road playoff game of the post-season, 94–80, in game three. Game four saw the Pistons win 94–75. In the pivotal fifth game, they lost 106–102, despite rallying from 18 points down late in the game. In Game 6, the Pistons entered the fourth quarter leading 70–60, but a lack of focus, a poor game from Rasheed Wallace, and a rally-killing turnover by Tayshaun Prince ultimately lead to their demise; the Pistons ended their season with an 89–81 loss.
With that, the Celtics went on to win the 2008 NBA Finals. On June 3, 2008, the Pistons announced that head coach Flip Saunders will not return as head coach for the 2008–09 regular season. On June 10, 2008 the Pistons named first year assistant coach and former players union repesentative Michael Curry as their new head coach for the 2008–09 season. On July 30, 2008, the Pistons signed guard Will Bynum and forward/center Kwame Brown. Radio and television The Pistons' flagship radio station is WDFN Sports Radio 1130 The Fan. There are several affiliate stations. Pistons games are televised on either FSN Detroit (or sometimes its overflow feed FSN Detroit Plus) or "The Pistons Television Network" which is: WMYD-TV – My 20 – Detroit (flagship station, most games) WDIV-TV – NBC 4 – Detroit (secondary flagship station) WNEM-DT2 – My 5 – Flint / Tri-Cities WXSP-CA – My X – Grand Rapids WMNT-CA – My 48 / 58 – Toledo, OH WLLZ-TV – America One 12 – Traverse City WHTV-TV – My 18 – Lansing Some games may appear nationally exclusively on ESPN, ABC, or TNT. NBA TV also broadcasts games nationally but they are blacked out in the Pistons' local television market because they are always also shown on FSN Detroit or "The Pistons Television Network". Broadcasters: George Blaha: television play-by-play, radio play-by-play when Pistons are on national television. Mark Champion: radio play-by-play when Blaha is on television. Matt Dery: radio pre-game and post-game host. Greg Kelser: television commentator. Rick Mahorn: radio commentator. John Long: fill-in radio commentator John Mason: Palace of Auburn Hills (home games)
Public address announcer Rob Otto: radio pre-game and post-game host. Eli Zaret: television sideline reporter Mascots 1989–1996: Sir-Slam A-Lot 1996–present: Hooper Season-by-season records Main article: Detroit Pistons seasons Home arenas The Pistons playing in The Palace.When based in Fort Wayne, Indiana: North Side High School Gym (1948–1952) Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (1952–1957) In the Detroit area: Olympia Stadium (1957–1961) Cobo Arena (1961–1978) Pontiac Silverdome (1978–1988) The Palace of Auburn Hills (1988–present)
Notes: March 12, 1960, the Pistons hosted a playoff game against Los Angeles at Grosse Pointe High School when no other facility was available. April 27, 1984, the Pistons played Game 5 of their playoff series against New York in Joe Louis Arena due to a scheduling conflict. During the 1984–85 season, the Silverdome's roof collapsed, causing the team to temporarily relocate back to Joe Louis Arena (for 15 home games) and Cobo Arena (for one game).
Players Main article: Detroit Pistons all-time roster Basketball Hall of Fame members Dave Bing, 1990 Larry Brown (head coach), 2002 Chuck Daly (head coach), 1994 Dave DeBusschere, 1983 Joe Dumars, 2006 Bob Houbregs, 1987 Bailey Howell, 1997 Bob Lanier, 1992 Earl Lloyd (contributor), 2003 Bob McAdoo, 2000 Bobby McDermott, 1988 Isiah Thomas, 2000 George Yardley, 1996 Fred Zollner (contributor), 1999 Former Pistons player Adrian Dantley, current owner William Davidson, and former Pistons coach Dick Vitale will enter the Hall in September 2008. Vitale will be inducted as a contributor for his career as a broadcaster. Bing, Daly, Davidson, DeBusschere, Dumars, Lanier, Thomas, Yardley and Zollner have also been inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Retired numbers All of the Pistons retired numbers are currently hanging in the rafters of The Palace of Auburn Hills, and are also encased on the Pistons floor (on the sidelines).
William Davidson, Team owner since 1974. Banner raised to honor his 30+ years with the team. 2 Chuck Daly, Head Coach, 1983–92 (never played in the NBA; number represents the two NBA championship teams he coached). 4 Joe Dumars, G, 1985–99; Team President, 2000–present 11 Isiah Thomas, G, 1981–94 15 Vinnie Johnson, G, 1981–91 16 Bob Lanier, C, 1970–81 21 Dave Bing, G, 1966–75 40 Bill Laimbeer, C, 1982–94 Recent NBA Draft selections 2008: D. J. White (Round 1, pick 29); Deron Washington (Round 2, pick 59) Note: The rights to White were traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for the rights to Seattle's draft picks Walter Sharpe (round 2, pick 32) and Trent Plaisted (round 2, pick 46) 2007: Rodney Stuckey (Round 1, pick 15); Arron Afflalo (Round 1, pick 27); Sammy Mejia (Round 2, pick 57) 2006: Will Blalock (Round 2, pick 60) 2005: Jason Maxiell (Round 1, pick 26); Amir Johnson (Round 2, pick 56); Alex Acker (Round 2, pick 60) 2004: Rickey Paulding (Round 2, pick 54) 2003: Darko Miličić (Round 1, pick 2); Carlos Delfino (Round 1, pick 25); Andreas Glyniadakis (Round 2, pick 58) 2002: Tayshaun Prince (Round 1, pick 23) 2001: Rodney White (Round 1, pick 9); Mehmet Okur (Round 2, pick 38) 2000: Mateen Cleaves (Round 1, pick 14); Brian Cardinal (Round 2, pick 44) 1999: Melvin Levett (Round 2, pick 54) 1998: Bonzi Wells (Round 1, pick 11); Korleone Young (Round 2, pick 40) 1997: Scot Pollard (Round 1, pick 19); Charles O'Bannon (Round 2, pick 32)
Current roster Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From 2.0 SG 28 USA Afflalo, Arron 77 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UCLA 1.0 PG 1 USA Billups, Chauncey 75 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Colorado 5.0 C 31 USA Brown, Kwame 83 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Glynn Academy 2.0 SG 7 USA Bynum, Will 72 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Georgia Tech 2.0 SG 8 USA Dixon, Juan (FA) 75 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 164 lb (74 kg) Maryland 2.0 SG 32 USA Hamilton, Richard 79 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Connecticut 3.5 F 5 ARG Herrmann, Wálter 81 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Argentina 1.5 G 10 USA Hunter, Lindsey (FA) 74 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jackson State 3.5 F 25 USA Johnson, Amir 80 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Westchester HS (CA) 4.0 PF 54 USA Maxiell, Jason 79 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Cincinnati 4.0 PF 24 USA McDyess, Antonio 81 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Alabama 4.0 PF 2 USA Plaisted, Trent (DP) 83 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) BYU 3.0 SF 22 USA Prince, Tayshaun 81 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kentucky 5.0 C 42 USA Ratliff, Theo (FA) 82 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Wyoming 5.0 C 35 SEN Samb, Cheikh 85 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Senegal 3.5 F – USA Sharpe, Walter 81 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Alabama-Birmingham 1.5 G 3 USA Stuckey, Rodney 77 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Eastern Washington 4.5 F/C 36 USA Wallace, Rasheed 83 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina 2.5 G/F 5 USA Washington, Deron (DP) 79 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Virginia Tech Head coach Michael Curry (Georgia Southern) Assistant coach(es) Dave Cowens (Florida State) Harold Ellis (Morehouse) Pat Sullivan (North Carolina) Darrell Walker (Arkansas)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Legend (C) Team captain (DP) Unsigned draft pick (FA) Free agent Injured -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roster • Transactions Last change: 2008-08-02 Coaches Michael Curry, 2008–present Flip Saunders, 2005–08 Larry Brown, 2003–05 Rick Carlisle, 2001–03 George Irvine, 1999–2000 Alvin Gentry, 1997–98 Doug Collins, 1995–97 Don Chaney, 1993–95 Ron Rothstein, 1992–93 Chuck Daly, 1983–92 Scotty Robertson, 1980–83 Richie Adubato, 1979–80 Dick Vitale, 1978–80 Bob Kauffman, 1977–78 Herb Brown, 1975–78 Ray Scott, 1972–76 Earl Lloyd, 1971–73 High points Franchise leaders Career leaders Games: Joe Dumars, 1,018 Minutes played: Isiah Thomas, 35,516 Field goals made: Isiah Thomas, 7,194 Field-goal attempts: Isiah Thomas, 15,904 3-point field goals made: Joe Dumars, 990 3-point field-goal attempts: Joe Dumars, 2,592 Free throws made: Isiah Thomas, 4,036 Free-throw attempts: Isiah Thomas, 5,316 Offensive rebounds: Bill Laimbeer, 2,429 Defensive rebounds: Bill Laimbeer, 7,001 Total rebounds: Bill Laimbeer, 9,430 Assists: Isiah Thomas, 9,061 Steals: Isiah Thomas, 1,861 Blocked shots: Ben Wallace, 1,297 Turnovers: Isiah Thomas, 3,682 Personal fouls: Bill Laimbeer, 3,131 Points: Isiah Thomas, 18,822 Per-game averages Minutes played: Gene Shue, 39.52 Field goals made: Bob Lanier, 9.22 Field-goal attempts: Dave Bing, 19.44 3-point field goals made: Chauncey Billups, 2.01 3-point field-goal attempts: Chauncey Billups, 4.88 Free throws made: Jerry Stackhouse, 6.71 Free-throw attempts: Jerry Stackhouse, 8.13 Offensive rebounds: Dennis Rodman, 4.36 Defensive rebounds: Ben Wallace, 8.97 Total rebounds: Ben Wallace, 12.87 Assists: Kevin Porter, 10.11 Steals: Alvin Robertson, 2.13 Blocked shots: Ben Wallace, 2.76 Turnovers: Bob McAdoo, 4.00 Personal fouls: Walter Dukes, 4.21 Points: Bob Lanier, 22.74 Per 48 minutes Field goals made: Bob Lanier, 12.23 Field-goal attempts: Don Kojis, 25.35 3-point field goals: Jon Barry, 2.89 3-point field-goal attempts: Chucky Atkins, 7.39 Free throws: Adrian Dantley, 9.93 Free-throw attempts: Adrian Dantley, 11.89 Offensive rebounds: Dennis Rodman, 7.03 Defensive rebounds: Ben Wallace, 11.80 Total rebounds: Walter Dukes, 20.78 Assists: Kevin Porter, 15.37 Steals: Ron Lee, 4.29 Blocked shots: Chuck Nevitt, 5.79 Turnovers: Greg Kelser, 5.57 Personal fouls: Chuck Nevitt, 12.70 Points: Bob Lanier, 30.17 Individual awards NBA Finals MVP Joe Dumars – 1989 Isiah Thomas – 1990 Chauncey Billups – 2004
NBA Defensive Player of the Year Dennis Rodman – 1990, 1991 Ben Wallace – 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year Don Meineke – 1953 Dave Bing – 1967 Grant Hill – 1995 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Corliss Williamson – 2002 NBA Coach of the Year Ray Scott – 1974 Rick Carlisle – 2002 NBA Executive of the Year Joe Dumars – 2003 All-NBA First Team Larry Foust – 1955 George Yardley – 1958 Gene Shue – 1960 Dave Bing – 1968, 1971 Isiah Thomas – 1985, 1986 Grant Hill – 1997 All-NBA Second Team Fred Schaus – 1950 Larry Foust – 1952 George Yardley – 1957 Gene Shue – 1961 Bailey Howell – 1963 Dave Debusschere – 1969 Dave Bing – 1974 Isiah Thomas – 1983, 1987 Joe Dumars – 1993 Grant Hill – 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 Ben Wallace – 2003, 2004, 2006 Chauncey Billups – 2006 All-NBA Third Team
Joe Dumars – 1990, 1991 Dennis Rodman – 1992 Ben Wallace – 2002, 2005 Chauncey Billups – 2007 NBA All-Defensive First Team Joe Dumars – 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 Dennis Rodman – 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Ben Wallace – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 NBA All-Defensive Second Team M.L. Carr – 1979 Joe Dumars – 1991 Clifford Robinson – 2002 Chauncey Billups – 2005, 2006 Tayshaun Prince – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 NBA All-Rookie First Team Dave Debusschere – 1963 Joe Caldwell – 1965 Tom Van Arsdale – 1966 Dave Bing – 1967 Bob Lanier – 1971 Terry Tyler – 1979 Isiah Thomas – 1982 Kelly Tripucka – 1982 Joe Dumars – 1986 Grant Hill – 1995 NBA All-Rookie Second Team Lindsey Hunter – 1994 Zeljko Rebraca – 2002 Rodney Stuckey – 2008 See also Bulls-Pistons rivalry Pistons-Celtics rivalry Notes and sources ^ The Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball. By Charley Rosen. p. 154. 2001 Seven Stories Press. ISBN 1583222685
"Syracuse Five Defeats Pistons in N.B.A. Play-Off Final, 92–91," The New York Times, April 11, 1955, p. 31.
"City Hails Nats' World Title Triumph," Syracuse Herald Journal, April 11, 1955, pp. 1, 45.
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Sean Kingston, Justin Timberlake, M.I.A'"Paper Planes!" , Timbaland, 50 Cent, P-Diddy, Kanye West. Rihanna, Chris Brown, T.I.-"Big Things Poppin!" , Rihanna- Hate That I Love You (over 29 million views on YouTube)!, Leona Lewis, Soulja Boy, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys- No One, Akon, NE-YO, LL Cool J, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Dmx, Jay-z, The Notorious B.I.G, 2PAC, Will Smith, Jonas Brothers, Pink "So What!" , Jordin Sparks feta. Chris Brown- "No Air" Official Music Video-over 33 million views on YouTube!), Lil Jon- get low music movie, Ludacris, Ice Cube, Flo Rida feat. T.Pain Music from the Movie Step Up 2 "Low," Chris Brown*Chris Brown feat. T.Pain- Kiss Kiss (over 51 million views on YouTube)!, Chris Brown-"With You," Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne (over 56 million views on YouTube!, Chris Brown "YO," Chris Brown-Run It, Chris Brown- Forever, Wu Tang Clan, The Fugees, Jordin Sparks-Tattoo, Rhianna- Cry, Rihanna- unfaithful, Rhianna- Umbrella (over 43 million views on YouTube/You Tube)!, Ashanti, Fergie Fergalicious, Fergie- Clumsy!, Rhianna- Dont' Stop The Music (over 62 million views on YouTube), Avril Lavign- Girlfriend (over 92 million views on YouTube)!, Clay Aiken, Akon, Christina Aguilera-Hurt, Clay Aiken-On My Way Here, All-American Rejects, All-American Rejects-Move Along, All-American Rejects-It Ends Tonight, Ashley Parker Angel, Michael Jackson ("Thriller"), Backstreet Boys, Augustana, Natasha Bedingfeild, Michael Jackson, Natasha Bedingfield feat. Sean Kingston-Love Like This, Natasha Bedingfield-Pocketful of Sunshine and lots more at 227's YouTube Chili!!! Your source for the world's most watched YouTube Music Videos at Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227- the everything basketball website!
Also: Jesse McCartney, Ray J,Usher,Elliott Yamin,Jonas Brothers,Fergie,Taylor Swift, Nelly Furtado, Jennifer Lopez, Flyleaf,Maroon 5,Kanye West,Keyshia Cole, The Pussycat Dolls,Colby O'Donis,Ashanti,R. Kelly,Girlicious, Colbi Calliat, Boy George,Mario,Three Days Grace,Beyonce', Gorillaz,Carrie Underwood,3 Doors Down,Finger Eleven, Ginuwine,Baby Bash,Kid Rock,Joe, Gwen Steffani, Billy Ray Cyrus, Danity Kane, Janel Parrish, Ciara, NLT, Fall Out Boy, Josh Turner, Fantasia and more!