Already playing without Dennis Rodman, the Championship Pistons would continue to crumble as Bill Lambier retires 11 games into the season after an ugly practice scuffle with Isiah Thomas. During the Championship years scuffles like this were commonplace. However, now it was just another sign the Pistons glory days were over. After the retirement of Laimbeer the Pistons would plummet finishing tied for 6th place with an awful 20-62 record. Following the season Isiah Thomas who played just 58 games would become the next Piston to retire leaving just Joe Dumars from the Championship days.