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  1. The Detroit Pistons - History • Began as NBL’s Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons • 1941 – 1957 • In 1957, Owner Fred Zollner moved the team to Detroit • Logo was an animated character made from pistons

  2. The Detroit Pistons - Coaches • Charles Eckman 1957/58Red Rocha 1957/58-1959/60Dick McGuire 1959/60-1962/63Charles Wolf 1963/64-1964/65Dave DeBusschere 1964/65-1966/67Donnis Butcher 1966/67-1967/68Paul Seymour 1968/69Bill Van Breda Koff 1969/70-1971/72Terry Dischinger 1971/72Earl Lloyd 1971/72-1972/73Ray Scott 1972/73-1975/76Herb Brown 1975/76-1977/78Bob Kauffman 1977/78Dick Vitale 1978/79-1979/80Richie Adubato 1979/80Scotty Robertson 1980/81-1982/83Chuck Daly 1983/84-1991/92Ron Rothstein 1992/93Don Chaney 1993/94-1994/95Doug Collins 1995/96-1997/98Alvin Gentry 1997/98-1999/00George Irvine 1999/00-2000/01Rick Carlisle 2001/02-2002/03Larry Brown 2003/04-2004/05Flip Saunders 2005/06-Present Current Coach Name: Philip (Flip) Saunders.Age: 50.Hometown: Cleveland.College: Minnesota.Resume: Head coach, Golden Valley Lutheran College, '77-81 Assistant, Minnesota, '81-86 Assistant, Tulsa, '86-88 Head coach, Rapid City (CBA), '88-89 Head coach, La Crosse (CBA), '89-94 Head coach, Sioux Falls (CBA), '94-95 Head coach, Minnesota Timberwolves, '95-05.Records: Went 253-157 in the CBA; ranks third all-time in league victories. Went 411-326 in nine-plus seasons with the Timberwolves. His 17-30 NBA playoff record included seven consecutive first-round exits, in 1997-2003, before Minnesota lost to Lakers in 2004 conference finals. Family: Wife, Debbie, and four children.

  3. The Detroit Pistons – Team Record • Most Points • Game145 vs. Boston May 24, 1987 • Fewest Points • Home Game 68 vs. Indiana, May 28, 2004 • Most Field Goals • Game 61 vs. Boston, May 24, 1987 • Fewest Field Goals Made • Game 22 at New Jersey, May 9, 2004 • Most Field Goals Attempted • Game 119 vs. Minneapolis, March 12, 1960 • Lowest Field Goal Percentage • Game 289 at New Jersey, May 9, 2004 • Most Free Throws • Game at New York, April 22, 1984 • Most Free Throws Attempted • Game 51 at LA Lakers, June 13, 1989 • Most Three-Point Field Goals • Game 12 vs. Boston, May 5, 2002 • Most Three-Point Field Goals Attempted • Game 31at Boston, May 12, 2002 • Most Total Rebounds • Game 73 vs. St. Louis, March 24, 1963 • Most Offensive Rebounds • Game 27 vs. Boston, May 10, 1985 • Most Defensive Rebounds • Game 45 vs. Washington, April 26, 1987 • Most Assists • Game 36 vs. Washington, April 26, 1987 • Fewest Assists • Game5 at Chicago, April 5, 1974 • Personal Fouls • Game 41vs. New Jersey (3OT), May 14, 2004 • Most Steals • Game 16 vs. New Jersey (3OT), May 14, 2004 • Most Blocked Shots • Game 19 at Indiana, May 24, 2004

  4. The Detroit Pistons – Championships • NBA Champions: (3)1989, 1990, 2004NBA Finals: (5)1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005Conference Finals: (12)1958, 1962, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007Division Champions: (8)1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007Playoff Appearances: (30)1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

  5. The Detroit Pistons – Facilities • 1957 – 1961 • Olympia Stadium • 1961 – 1978 • Cobo Arena • 1978 – 1988 • Pontiac Silverdome • 1988 – Present • The Palace A Pistons game at The Palace

  6. The Detroit Pistons – Players 2007/2008 Season • NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS • 28 Arron Afflalo G 6-5 215 10/15/1985  UCLA R • 1 Chauncey Billups C-G 6-3 202 09/25/1976  Colorado 10 • 7 Primoz Brezec C 7-1 255 10/02/1979  Slovenia 6 • 32 Richard Hamilton G 6-7 193 02/14/1978  CT 8 • 9 Jarvis Hayes F 6-8 228 08/09/1981  Georgia 4 • 5 Walter Herrmann F 6-9 225 06/26/1979  1 • 10 Lindsey Hunter G 6-2 195 12/03/1970  Jackson 14 • 25 Amir Johnson F 6-9 210 05/01/1987  LA 2 • 54 Jason Maxiell F 6-7 260 02/18/1983  Cincinnati 2 • 24 Antonio McDyess F 6-9 245 09/07/1974  Alabama1 1 • 6 Ronald Murray G 6-3 197 07/29/1979  Shaw 5 • 22 Tayshaun Prince F 6-9 215 02/28/1980  Kentucky 5 • 35 Cheikh Samb C 7-1 245 10/22/1984  Senegal R • 3 Rodney Stuckey G 6-5 205 04/21/1986  Wash. R • 36 Rasheed Wallace C-F 6-11 230 09/17/1974  NCarolina12

  7. The Detroit Pistons – Announcers • John Mason • P.A. announcer • “Deee-Troit Basketball” • George Blaha • Play by play announcer • “two and twenty-two to play” and “a high glass gun that goes”