The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit. The Pistons compete in the NBA (National Basketball Association) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division and plays its home games at Little Caesars Arena, Located in Midtown. The team was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1941. As a member of the NBL (National Basketball League), Pistons won a couple of NBL championship: consecutively in 1944 and 1945. In 1948, the Pistons joined the BAA (Basketball Association of America). The NBL and BAA merged and become NBA in 1949 and the team become part of the merged league. The Pistons have three NBA Championship in 1989,1990 and 2004.
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In the 2015 off-season, Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy began to change the roster to his liking by making such acquisitions as Marcus Morris, Ersan IIyasova, Steve Blake and Aron Baynes. They also drafted rookie Stanley Johnson with the eighth pick in the 2015 NBA draft and re-signed point guard Reggie Jackson. The Pistons entered the season of 2015-16 season with a stronger roaster than the previous season, even though they have lost Greg Monroe but they have acquired Andre Drummond who started the season strongly and earn himself the honor of Eastern Conference Player of the Week awards.
In 2017, on 20th June, City Council approved the pistons move to Little Caesars Arena.
In 2018, January, the Pistons announced they had acquired all-star forward Blake Griffin, along with Willie Reed and Brice Johnson, from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2019 second-round draft pick.
The Pistons finished the 2017-18 season with a 39-43 record. In 2018, 7th May, they announced that Stan Van Gundy will no longer be the head coach and president of basketball operations. Thereby, Dwane Casey was hired as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons, agreed to a five-year deal. The Pistons finished the 2018-19 season with a 41-41 record, clinching a playoff spot as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. In the round of the 2019 NBA playoffs, the Pistons were swept in four games by the Milwaukee Bucks, Setting an NBA record for the most consecutive playoff losses with 14.