DETROIT PISTONS INFORMATION:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Stadium: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Central Division
Rivals: Boston Celtics
Notable Players: Isiah Thomas, Bob Lanier, Bill Laimbeer
Detroit Pistons Championship Titles: 3
Detroit Pistons Conference Titles: 5
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Detroit Pistons Season Preview History
DETROIT PISTONS INFORMATION:
The Detroit Pistons originally debuted as the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1941. Shortly after relocating to Detroit in 1957, the Pistons quickly became one of the most dominating clubs in the National Basketball Association. The NBA decided to move the Pistons to the Motor City after noting its thriving economy, primarily due to the auto industry. Thanks to the financial resources of the area and its abundance of basketball fans, the Pistons were able to immediately find success in Detroit.
Between the 1960s and 1970s, the Pistons faced a period of instability. A number of talented players joined the team during this period, including Dave Bing and Jimmy Walker. However, poor management at the front office stymied the team's efforts to bring home any championship titles to Detroit. It wasn't until the late 1970s that the Pistons began to show signs of improvement and competitiveness in the league. After finishing poorly at the end of the decade, Detroit was able to receive high draft picks that helped them add depth to their roster.
Among the individuals drafted onto the team was NBA great Isiah Thomas. He was brought onto the roster to play point guard in 1981, and helped bring talent to the Pistons that was previously missing. By the end of his career, Thomas was a two-time NBA champion and was named to the NBA All-Star team 11 times. He played a large role in the success of the Pistons during his run with them from 1981 to 1994.
By the 1988-89 season, the Pistons had what it took to win an NBA championship. The team defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1989 Finals to obtain the title and show that they were a true competitor in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons continued their success into the 1990s, earning postseason berths in 1990, 1991 and 1992. In 1990, the team was able to defend its title by beating the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Finals. Their streak as NBA champions ended in 1991 when they were eventually defeated by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the Division Finals.
Since the turn of the century, the team has earned consecutive playoff berths each year between 2002 and 2009. In 2004, the Pistons added another championship win to their history, representing another victory to extend the franchise's remarkable legacy.
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My Trip to the MotorCity on the RoundBall RoadTrip The Palace at Auburn Hills, home of the Detroit Pistons is an impressive facility and the first on my journey to attend a game in every NBA arena in the country, I call it the RoundBall RoadTrip. Although it was built back in 1988, the Palace is still impressive. It features wide open concourses and excellent concessions in a modern looking facility where there’s not a bad seat in the house. To get the best deal on pregame libations, I typically head to one of the many public bar areas at the Palace located throughout the arena. The food court and concession areas are generally packed with people, but because the bar areas are restricted to patrons age 21 or older, they’re typically much more comfortable. They also usually feature draft beer specials ($3 each) and carved roast beef and turkey breast sandwiches. There are several bars that are open to the public that do not require reservations. Trust me, if you can get into the Palace early, it’s worth it to check out one of these bar areas prior to tipoff. Detroit is a hard working, blue collar town and their Detroit Pistons basketball team reflects this mindset through its tough defensive play. Being a Pistons fan has not been easy lately, but with Joe Dumars at the helm, things are sure to turn around soon. If you're looking for more information on what there is to see and do in Detroit, check out my Roundball RoadTrip review - http://www.nbabasketballarenas.com/Palace-at-Auburn-Hills.htm October 19, 2010