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                        ***** Detroit Pistons *****
     
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     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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