Detroit Pistons

American professional basketball team

The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association (NBA). While billed as a Detroit team, its home arena has been The Palace of Auburn Hills, located in the northern suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan, from 1988 from 2018. The Pistons will move to the city of Detroit for the 2017–18 season, sharing the new Little Caesars Arena with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. In 1948, the team was in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but that was before moving to Detroit in 1957. The team has won three NBA championships in 1989, 1990, and 2004. Their head coach is Monty Williams, they are owned by Tom Gores and their general manager is Troy Weaver.

Detroit Pistons
2022–23 Detroit Pistons season
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HistoryFort Wayne Zollner Pistons
Fort Wayne Pistons
Detroit Pistons
ArenaLittle Caesars Arena
LocationDetroit, Michigan
Team colorsRoyal blue, red, chrome, navy blue, white[4][5]
Main sponsorFlagstar Bank[6]
PresidentEd Stefanski
General managerTroy Weaver
Head coachMonty Williams
OwnershipTom Gores
Affiliation(s)Grand Rapids Drive
Championships3 (1989, 1990, 2004)
Conference titles7
Western: 2 (1955, 1956)
Eastern: 5 (1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005)
Division titles9 (1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Retired numbers12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 21, 32, 40)
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Icon jersey
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Statement jersey
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The Pistons are congratulated by President George W. Bush after capturing the 2004 title.


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  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  3. "–Detroit Pistons". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. "Detroit Pistons Unveil Newly Updated Primary Logo". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. May 16, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  5. "Detroit Pistons Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  6. "Detroit Pistons and Flagstar Bank Announce Historic Jersey Partnership". (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. July 26, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.

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