Talk:Detroit Pistons

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Updated Statistics[edit]

    • Is it necessary for there to be a everchanging stat of the Pistons record providing unecessary edits every couple of days? The sentence I'm referring to is in the 2004-05 season section. I'm probably the only one bothered by this, but just thought I'd say it. If you disagree, just ignore this rant then and I'll leave it alone. :) Gflores Talk 03:35, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm guilty of some of the stat edits (sellout games, for example)! I like them. I think they really differentiate the difference between Wikipedia and paper encyclopedias. Is this a technical problem? Besides, it seems that vandalism and other edits seem to outweigh the quantity of stat updates, anyway...

Tmassey 04:09, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Depth Chart[edit]

isn't juan dixon a point guard? if so he should be listed behind rodney stuckey at point guard, not at shooting guard.

Technically, he is a point guard. But more depth is needed behind Rip on the SG position and dixon can play both. Good thing that Hayes is doing well these days. - mixmeista

Time for Pruning[edit]

This article is *very* detail heavy for the 2000's, and especially for the last couple of seasons. I know that recent history probably needs more weight than past history, but I think it's time to start pruning down this article, and while we're at it, including more references. If you have any suggestions, add them here. Tmassey 05:05, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, it's been 6 weeks, and no one has commented. Therefore, the pruning has begun. I've rolled the 2005-2006 paragraph into the 2000's decade section. I've left the 2006 offseason paragraph alone for now: in a few weeks, after the season gets into full swing, I will roll it back into the main paragraph, too, and probably delete most of it at the same time.



I do not want to do this in a vacuum. If you have thoughts, put them here. Otherwise, I will happily continue on my merry way...  :)
Tmassey 20:16, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Changes to Broadcasters[edit]

I do not like the move to a list. It strips out some information that might be valuable: how long people have been doing it, etc. However, given the fact that there's *bunches* of people in this section, *something* needs to be done. I'm going to c-n-p the old information here so it's not lost, and I'll think about alternatives. Suggestions? -- Tmassey 21:39, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

George Blaha, who became the team's play-by-play announcer during the 1976-77 NBA season, remains their main play-by-play voice on both local television and radio. When Blaha works on television, Mark Champion, once the voice of the Detroit Lions, handles play-by-play duties on the radio. Former Pistons forward Rick Mahorn is the radio color analyst. In situations when Mahorn is not available, former Piston John Long serves in his place. Former Pistons center Bill Laimbeer is the television color analyst. John Mason, a popular Detroit radio personality, has been the Palace's public address announcer since 2001. He is most known for coining the phrase "Deee-troit Basket-ball!" Fred McCloud and Greg Kelser are the announcers on games shown on Fox Sports with Greg Kelser doing color comentary.

Photo[edit]

I found and uploaded a nice photo from flickr of the Piston's starting five during their championship years to Commons and placed it in the article. Really adds to the article a lot. Quadzilla99 19:39, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

That photo was just removed. Any reason, or should someone revert? LeinadSpoon 07:08, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

60s and 70s[edit]

We need more information on the 60s and 70s I started with a few sentences on the obvious thingsChriscolumbo 14:30, 18 March 2007 (UTC)ChrisColumbo

Regular Season Titles[edit]

In seeking to compare the terminology to how they're saying it on the hockey pages, I am wondering whether the Pistons are styled as the "Eastern Conference Regular Season Champions" last season and this season. 76.10.24.245 04:41, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

No, they are not. There is no special distinction for the team with the best record, other than the #1 seed in the conference playoffs. Funnyhat 02:12, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

hey someone deleted this whole article, so i set it back to what it used to be. look at the page history at the 22nd of april. he deleted the whole article and left one sentence saying if you liked the Pistons, then you are stupid etc... anyways i hope its all good now, someone want to double check this for me to make sure everything is ok? - lionhead I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!! T-BONE —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.248.89.180 (talk) 19:18, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


Home Arena[edit]

What was the Pistons' home arena from 1941-48? It's not listed. Funnyhat 21:37, 2 June 2007 (UTC)


Detroit Basketball[edit]

I think Detroit Basketball should be redirected here.

I know it really stinks because I really need help on my science fair project!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.248.89.180 (talk) 19:15, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

2000-2007 Section[edit]

This section is getting really long and I think that it needs to be cleaned up a bit. What does everyone think? --Vertigo315 13:58, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

new section- History of the Detroit Pistons[edit]

How do others feel about this idea? I think it would be good to make it, it's own article that focuses on just how the team has evolved.--Levineps (talk) 17:21, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Division Champions[edit]

The Pistons did not win 4 Division titles in the NBL. In 1943 and 1944, the NBL competed as one section of teams. There were no Divisions to win. MrArticleOne (talk) 00:19, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

In any event, NBL records are not considered valid for any statistics in the NBA, only BAA records count.Reigndog (talk) 21:19, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
While I can understand that an NBL title wouldn't count toward present-day cumulative statistics, it still happened. It's a matter of historical record. I don't see how the NBA can pretend that it never happened, even if it doesn't recognize those accomplishments as counting toward cumulative NBA accomplishments. MrArticleOne (talk) 02:06, 28 December 2013 (UTC)