Franchise History

Years Lg Team Name
1958-2020 NBA Detroit Pistons
1950-57 NBA Fort Wayne Pistons
1949 BAA Fort Wayne Pistons
1942-48 NBL Fort Wayne Pistons
1941 indep. Fort Wayne Pistons

Top Seasons

Year Record Result
2005 54-28 Lost NBA Finals
2004 54-28 Won NBA Finals
1990 59-23 Won NBA Finals
1989 63-19 Won NBA Finals
1988 54-28 Lost NBA Finals

Recent Seasons

Year Record Result
2020 20-46 Missed Playoffs
2019 41-41 Lost First Round
2018 39-43 Missed Playoffs
2017 37-45 Missed Playoffs
2016 44-38 Lost First Round

1st Round Draft Picks

Year Rd/Pick Player
2020 1 / 7 Killian Hayes PG
2019 1 / 15 Sekou Doumbouya SF
2017 1 / 12 Luke Kennard SG
2016 1 / 18 Henry Ellenson PF
2015 1 / 8 Stanley Johnson SF

Longest Serving GM's

Tenure Years General Manager
2001-20 20 Joe Dumars
1980-92 13 Jack McCloskey
1965-75 11 Edwin Coil
1949-54 6 Carl Bennett
1954-57 4 Fred Zollner

Principal Owners

Tenure Years Owner
2012-20 9 Tom Gores
2010-11 2 Karen Davidson
1975-09 35 Bill Davidson
1949-74 26 Fred Zollner

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