About Detroit Pistons
Founded in 1941 Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons was part of NBL, in 1948 the Pistons joined BAA and year later, when the NBA merged the team became part of the NBA having still residing in Fort Wayne. In 1957 the franchise moved to Detroit where it has played its home games ever since.
The Pistons have won 3 NBA championships and appeared in four more NBA finals games. They have had years of some success mixed with rebuilding years that the team is currently under.
They have claimed 9 titles of their division which is Central Division of Eastern Conference. Ten NBA championships have come from this division alone.
The Pistons have long standing rivalries with the Celtics and Bulls which they had reached their picks in the eighties. The team’s colours are red, blue, navy and white and the team is represented by a mascot named Hooper, a horse wearing Pistons jersey. The idea of the horse comes from reference of an engine generating horsepower.
Stan Van Gundy is the Pistons head coach. He’s been coaching on collegiate and pro levels since 1981 and he had led the Magic to NBA finals in 2009.
A centrepiece and hopefully a face of the Pistons future is 9th overall pick of 2012 draft Andre Drummond. The center chosen by the franchise is a reliable source of points as well as rebounds and his productiveness, especially on the defensive side of the game, earned him honours of being named to NBA All-Rookie Second team in 2013 and also earning him MVP award during NBA Rising Stars Challenge game. He was also part of the gold winning US team in FIBA World Cup.
Reggie Jackson, who was traded to the team in 2015 hopes to establish himself as a team’s driving motor. The young point guard became the first Piston since Isiah Thomas to record multiple triple doubles in a season and the franchise has noticed his production signing him to 5 years deal worth 80 million dollars.
The team has quite a young and talented starting five and can look forward to developing its players, one more player worth mentioning is Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, drafted in 2013 shooting guard who was named SEC Player of the Year and is known for his three point shooting capabilities.