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                    ***** Detroit Pistons *****
 
                     From The Sports Network
 
 
 Team Founded:  1948-49
 Team History:  1948-49          - Fort Wayne Pistons (BAA)
                1949-57          - Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
                1957-Present     - Detroit Pistons
 
 Arena Address:
 The Palace of Auburn Hills
 2 Championship Drive
                Auburn Hills, MI 48326
                (248) - 377-0100
 
 Opened:  August 13, 1988
 First Official Game:  November 5, 1988, 94-85 win over the Charlotte Hornets
 Arena Capacity:  21,454
 
 Managing Partner: William Davidson
 General Manager: Jeff Bower
 Head Coach/President of Basketball Operations: Stan Van Gundy
 
                           Coaching History:
 
 Term               Coach                        Reg.Season      Playoff
 1948-49            Carl Bennett                   0-  6
                    (Replaced after six games of the 1948 Season)
                    Paul Armstrong                22- 32
                    (Interim Coach for 54 games of 1948 Season)
 1949-51            Murray Mendenhall             72- 64          3- 4
 1951-54            Paul Birch                   105-102          4-10
 1954-58            Charles Eckman               123-118         10-13
                    (Replaced after 25 games in 1957-58 Season)
                    Red Rocha                     24- 23          3- 4
 1958-60            Red Rocha                     41- 65
                    (Replaced after 34 games in 1959-60 Season)
                    Dick McGuire                  17- 24          0- 2
 1960-63            Dick McGuire                 105-134          8-11
 1963-65            Charles Wolf                  25- 66
                    (Replaced after 11 games in 1964-65 Season)
                    Dave DeBusschere              29- 40
 1965-67            Dave DeBusschere              50-103
                    (Replaced after 73 games in 1966-67 Season)
                    Donnis Butcher                 2-  6
 1967-69            Donnis Butcher                50- 54          2- 4
                    (Replaced after 22 games in 1968-69 Season)
                    Paul Seymour                  22- 38
                    (Interim Head Coach for 60 games in 1968-69 Season)
 1969-72            Bill Van Breda Kolff          82- 92
                    (Replaced after 10 games in 1971-72 Season)
                    Terry Dischinger               0-  2
                    (Interim Head Coach for 2 games in 1971-72 Season)
                    Earl Lloyd                    20- 50
 1972-73            Earl Lloyd                     2-  5
                    (Replaced after 7 games in 1972-73 Season)
                    Ray Scott                     38- 37
 1973-76            Ray Scott                    109- 97          4- 6
                    (Replaced after 42 games in 1975-76 Season)
                    Herb Brown                    19- 21          4- 5
 1976-78            Herb Brown                    53- 53          1- 2
                    (Replaced after 24 games in 1977-78 Season)
                    Bob Kauffman                  29- 29
                    (Interim Head Coach for 58 games in 1977-78 Season)
 1978-80            Dick Vitale                   34- 60
                    (Replaced after 12 games in 1979-80 Season)
                    Richie Adubato                12- 58
                    (Interim Coach for remaining 70 games in 1979-80 Season
 1980-83            Scotty Robertson              97-149
 1983-92            Chuck Daly                   467-271         71-42
 1992-93            Ron Rothstein                 40- 42
 1993-95            Don Chaney                    48-116
 1995-98            Doug Collins                 121- 88          2- 6
                    (Replaced after 45 games in 1997-98 Season)
                    Alvin Gentry                  16- 20
                    (Interim Head Coach)
 1998-00            Alvin Gentry                  73- 72          2- 3
                     (Replaced after 58 games in 1999-2000 Season)
                    George Irvine                 14- 10          0- 3
 2000-01            George Irvine                 32- 50
 2001-2003          Rick Carlisle                100- 64         12-15
 2003-2005          Larry Brown                  108- 56         31-17
 2005-2008          Flip Saunders                176- 70         30-21
 2008-2009          Michael Curry                 39- 43          0- 4
 2009-2011          John Kuester                  57-107
 2011-2013          Lawrence Frank                54- 94
 2013-2014          Maurice Cheeks                21- 29
                     (Replaced after 50 games in 2013-14 Season)
                    John Loyer                     8- 24
                     (Interim head coach for 32 games in 2013-14 Season)
 2014-present       Stan Van Gundy
 
 Retired Numbers: (5)
 
  2 - Chuck Daly
 11 - Isiah Thomas
 15 - Vinnie Johnson
 16 - Bob Lanier
 21 - Dave Bing
 40 - Bill Lambier
 
 Pistons in the Hall of Fame: (12)
 
 1989 - Dave Bing
 1991 - Harry Gallatin
 1992 - Bob Lanier
 1996 - George Yardley
 1997 - Alex English, Bailey Howell
 2000 - Robert McAdoo, Isiah Thomas
 2002 - Larry Brown
 2006 - Joe Dumars
 2008 - William Davidson, Adrian Dantley
 
 POST-SEASON APPEARANCES:
 
 Championships: (3) 1989, '90, 2004
 Division Titles: (12) 1955, '56, '57, '88, '89, '90, 2002, '03, '05,
 '06, '07, '08
 
 Most Valuable Player                   Rookie of the Year
 --------------------                   ------------------
 (Maurice Podoloff Trophy)              (Eddie Gotlieb Trophy)
 None                                   1953 - Don Meineke  (Fort Wayne)
                                        1967 - Dave Bing
                                        1995 - Grant Hill
 
 Coach of the Year                      Executive of the Year
 -----------------                      ---------------------
 (Red Auerbach Trophy)
 1974 - Ray Scott                       2003 - Joe Dumars
 2002 - Rick Carlisle
 
                            Yearly Records:
 
                        Reg. Season                Playoffs
 Year    Location      W   L   Pct.  Pos.  Div.    W   L   Pct.
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 1948-49 Fort Wayne   22  38   .367  (5)   West
 1949-50 Fort Wayne   40  28   .588  (3t)  Cent    2   2   .500
 1950-51 Fort Wayne   32  36   .471  (3)   West    1   2   .333
 1951-52 Fort Wayne   29  37   .433  (4)   West    0   2   .000
 1952-53 Fort Wayne   36  33   .522  (3)   West    4   4   .500
 1953-54 Fort Wayne   40  32   .556  (3)   West    0   4   .000
 1954-55 Fort Wayne   43  29   .597  (1)   West    6   5   .545
 1955-56 Fort Wayne   37  35   .514  (1)   West    4   6   .400
 1956-57 Fort Wayne   34  38   .472  (1t)  West    0   2   .000
 1957-58 Detroit      33  39   .458  (2)   West    3   4   .429
 1958-59 Detroit      28  44   .389  (3)   West    1   2   .333
 1959-60 Detroit      30  45   .400  (2)   West    0   2   .000
 1960-61 Detroit      34  45   .430  (3)   West    2   3   .400
 1961-62 Detroit      37  43   .463  (3)   West    5   5   .500
 1962-63 Detroit      34  46   .425  (3)   West    1   3   .250
 1963-64 Detroit      23  57   .287  (5)   West
 1964-65 Detroit      31  49   .388  (4)   West
 1965-66 Detroit      22  58   .275  (5)   West
 1966-67 Detroit      30  51   .370  (5)   West
 1967-68 Detroit      40  42   .488  (4)   East    2   4   .333
 1968-69 Detroit      32  50   .390  (6)   East
 1969-70 Detroit      31  51   .378  (6)   East
 1970-71 Detroit      45  37   .549  (4)   Mid
 1971-72 Detroit      26  56   .317  (4)   Mid
 1972-73 Detroit      40  42   .488  (3)   Mid
 1973-74 Detroit      52  30   .634  (3)   Mid     3   4   .429
 1974-75 Detroit      40  42   .488  (3)   Mid     1   2   .333
 1975-76 Detroit      36  46   .439  (2)   Mid     4   5   .444
 1976-77 Detroit      44  38   .537  (2)   Mid     1   2   .333
 1977-78 Detroit      38  44   .463  (4)   Mid
 1978-79 Detroit      30  52   .366  (5)   Cent
 1979-80 Detroit      16  66   .195  (6)   Cent
 1980-81 Detroit      21  61   .256  (6)   Cent
 1981-82 Detroit      39  43   .476  (3)   Cent
 1982-83 Detroit      37  45   .451  (3)   Cent
 1983-84 Detroit      49  33   .598  (2)   Cent    2   3   .400
 1984-85 Detroit      46  36   .561  (2)   Cent    5   4   .556
 1985-86 Detroit      46  36   .561  (3)   Cent    1   3   .250
 1986-87 Detroit      52  30   .634  (2)   Cent   10   5   .667
 1987-88 Detroit      54  28   .659  (1)   Cent   14   9   .609
 1988-89 Detroit      63  19   .768  (1)   Cent   15   2   .882 NBA Champs
 1989-90 Detroit      59  23   .720  (1)   Cent   15   5   .750 NBA Champs
 1990-91 Detroit      50  32   .610  (2)   Cent    7   8   .467
 1991-92 Detroit      48  34   .585  (3)   Cent    2   3   .400
 1992-93 Detroit      40  42   .488  (6)   Cent
 1993-94 Detroit      20  62   .244  (6)   Cent
 1994-95 Detroit      28  54   .341  (7)   Cent
 1995-96 Detroit      46  36   .561  (t4)  Cent    0   3   .000
 1996-97 Detroit      54  28   .659  (t3)  Cent    2   3   .400
 1997-98 Detroit      37  45   .451  (6)   Cent
 1998-99 Detroit*     29  21   .580  (3)   Cent    2   3   .400
 1999-00 Detroit      42  40   .512  (T4)  Cent    0   3   .000
 2000-01 Detroit      32  50   .390  (5)   Cent
 2001-02 Detroit      50  32   .610  (1)   Cent    4   6   .400
 2002-03 Detroit      50  32   .610  (1)   Cent    8   9   .470
 2003-04 Detroit      54  28   .659  (2)   Cent   16   7   .695 NBA Champs
 2004-05 Detroit      54  28   .659  (1)   Cent   15  10   .600
 2005-06 Detroit      64  18   .780  (1)   Cent   10   8   .555
 2006-07 Detroit      53  29   .646  (1)   Cent   10   6   .625
 2007-08 Detroit      59  23   .720  (1)   Cent   10   7   .588
 2008-09 Detroit      39  43   .476  (3)   Cent    0   4   .000
 2009-10 Detroit      27  55   .329  (5)   Cent
 2010-11 Detroit      30  52   .366  (4)   Cent
 2011-12 Detroit*     25  41   .379  (4)   Cent
 2012-13 Detroit      29  53   .354  (4)   Cent
 2013-14 Detroit      29  53   .354  (4)   Cent
 
 * - strike-shortened season
 
 Overall Regular Season Record:  2540 - 2664 (.488)
 Overall Post Season Record:      188 -  174 (.519)
 
 06/04 14:52:21 ET

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