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It is one of the oldest NBA franchises, existing since 1941 as Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons until 1957 when they left for the city of Detroit. Both in his time in the city of Fort Wayne in Indiana and in the early days in Detroit (until the 1980s) it was a losing franchise. A dangerous and very industrial city, characterized by the factories of cars and trucks.
In recent years in Fort Wayne they managed to reach the Finals in 1954 and 1955 but lost both. The reason for their move to Detroit was because basically Fort Wayne was running out of small.
The 60s and 70s were characterized by individualistic and weak templates. Debusschere became the youngest coach in NBA history with 24 years working as a player-coach.
THE BAD BOYS
In the 1981 draft they selected base Isiah Thomas and also acquired Bil Laimbeer. It was not until 1987 when they adopted a different style to move to the next level and form the Bad Boys. Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, John Salley and Adrian Dantley took the Detroit Pistons to the Conference Finals. The following year they were eliminated in the NBA Finals against Los Angeles Lakers. Isiah Thomas played the sixth game with a sprained ankle and still scored 25 points in a single quarter. They lost by 1 point the sixth and by 3 the seventh.
The following year, in the 88/89 season they won 63 regular league games and swept Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 in the NBA Finals with Joe Dumars as MVP of the Finals. In 1990 they revalidated the title, this time against the Portland Trail Blazers and with Isiah Thomas as MVP of the Finals. In the following season they returned to the NBA Finals but this time falling 4-0 against the Jordan Bulls, what made a change to a new era.
An important reconstruction began. This time with his former star Joe Dumars as President of Operations. He joined Rick Carlisle as coach and took over Chauncey Billups, Richard Rip Hamilton, Drafted Prince Tayshaun and Ben Wallace in exchange for Grant Hill. Team they arrived with but lost in the NBA Finals.
In February 2004 with a new coach they signed Rasheed Wallace and with him they eliminated the Indiana Pacers from Reggie Miller and then Los Angeles Lakers from Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone and Gary Payton in the NBA Finals. Billups was the MVP.
The following season was marked by the biggest fight in the history of the sport where fans and players were delivering blows. It was in a Detroit Pistons game against Indiana Pacers. Ben Wallace was suspended 6 games and the controversial Ron Artest for the entire season as he climbed into the stands and hit the fans who threw objects at him during his fight with Wallace.
In 2005/2006 four of its five owners went to the All Star Game (Billups, RIP Hamilton, Rasheed and Ben Wallace) for the first time in the history of the league.
In 2008 they began their reconstruction.
In recent years the Detroit Pistons have been characterized as a hard team but with the need to have another star player to do something in the Playoffs. Blake Griffin and power forward Andre Drummond, selected in the 2013 draft, along with Reggie Jackson are today their best players with a squad to enter the Playoffs but little else.
The Detroit Pistons caps are very well valued thanks to the Bad Boys who represented that hardness and effort in the sport bring positive things, such as their rings. Get the caps of the basketball NBA franchise.