18 Facts About Detroit Pistons

1. Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons protected head coach Dwane Casey and took a jab at the Toronto Raptors at the same time.

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2. On May 16, 2017, the Detroit Pistons unveiled a new logo, which is a modernized version of the previous "Bad Boys" era logo used from 1979 to 1996.

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3. On May 7, 2018, the Detroit Pistons announced that Stan Van Gundy would not return as head coach and president of basketball operations.

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4. On November 22, 2016, the Detroit Pistons officially announced their intention to move to Little Caesars Arena, and the site of The Palace of Auburn Hills would be redeveloped and sold, with the arena likely to be demolished as part of the redevelopment.

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5. On March 23, 2010, the Detroit Pistons were eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to the Indiana Pacers.

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6. That same month, the Detroit Pistons lost their two key members during the last few years, veterans Rasheed Wallace and Antonio McDyess.

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7. The Detroit Pistons were then swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games in the first round of the 2009 NBA Playoffs.

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8. On June 10, 2008, the Detroit Pistons hired Michael Curry to be their new head coach.

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9. On June 3, 2008, the Detroit Pistons announced that Flip Saunders would not return as head coach.

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10. The Detroit Pistons rolled out to a Game 1 romp, and won a tight Game 2 amid mild controversy.

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11. In the 2007 NBA draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Rodney Stuckey with the 15th overall pick and Arron Afflalo with the 27th overall pick.

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12. On January 16, 2007, the Detroit Pistons signed free agent Chris Webber.

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13. The Detroit Pistons fought back to win Game 6 in San Antonio, setting up the first NBA Finals Game 7 since 1994.

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14. The Detroit Pistons now had another big man to pose a threat from all parts of the court.

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15. The Detroit Pistons posted consecutive 50-win seasons and advanced to the 2003 Eastern Conference Finals, for the first time since 1991.

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16. In the postseason, the Detroit 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.

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17. In 1948, the team became the Fort Wayne Detroit Pistons, competing in the Basketball Association of America.

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18. The Detroit Pistons joined the Basketball Association of America in 1948.

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