1992–93 Detroit Pistons season

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1992–93 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Ron Rothstein
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Results
Record 40–42 (.488)
Place Division: 6th (Central)
Conference: 10th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ
Local media
Television PASS Sports, WKBD
Radio WWWW
< 1991–92 1993–94 >

The 1992-93 NBA season was the Pistons' 45th season in the NBA and 36th season in the city of Detroit.[1] Under new head coach Ron Rothstein, the Pistons years of battle would catch up with them as they missed the playoffs for the first time in ten years, finishing sixth in the Central Division with a 40–42 record. Along the way, Orlando Woolridge was traded at midseason to the Milwaukee Bucks for Alvin Robertson. Despite the struggles, Dennis Rodman again led the league in rebounding with 18.3 per game. However, his bizarre behavior off the court was a great concern as he was involved in several off court incidents. Following the season, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1992 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 19 Don MacLean PF  United States UCLA

Roster[edit]

Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SF 23 United States Aguirre, Mark 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 232 lb (105 kg) DePaul
SG 4 United States Dumars, Joe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) McNeese State
SG 25 United States Glass, Gerald 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Mississippi
C 40 United States Laimbeer, Bill 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Notre Dame
PF 6 United States Mills, Terry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
SF 35 United States Morris, Isaiah 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Arkansas
SG 23 United States Newbern, Melvin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Minnesota
C 34 Haiti Polynice, Olden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Virginia
PF 42 United States Randall, Mark 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
SG 3 United States Robertson, Alvin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arkansas
PF 10 United States Rodman, Dennis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Southeastern Oklahoma State
PG 11 United States Thomas, Isiah 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Indiana
PG 20 United States Young, Danny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wake Forest
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regul ar season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 31–10 26–15 19–9
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 54 28 .659 3 35–6 19–22 22–6
x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 13 22–19 22–19 12–16
x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 14 25–16 18–23 12–16
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 16 27–14 14–27 11–17
Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 17 28–13 12–29 12–16
Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 29 18–23 10–31 10–18
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New York Knicks 60 22 .732
2 y-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 3
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 54 28 .659 6
4 x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 12
5 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 16
6 x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 17
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 17
8 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 19
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 19
10 Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 20
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 24
12 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 32
13 Philadelphia 76ers 26 56 .317 36
14 Washington Bullets 22 60 .268 38
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mark Aguirre
Joe Dumars
Gerald Glass
Bill Laimbeer
Terry Mills
Isaiah Morris
Melvin Newbern
Olden Polynice
Mark Randall
Alvin Robertson
Dennis Rodman
Brett VandenBosch
Isiah Thomas
Darrell Walker
Orlando Woolridge
Danny Young

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]