Detroit Pistons: The 12 Most Important Moments in Franchise History

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Detroit Pistons: The 12 Most Important Moments in Franchise History

With another NBA season upon us, it's time to both look ahead and look back.

The Detroit Pistons moved to the Motor City from Fort Wayne, Indiana, in time for the 1957-58 season. For the better part of the next three decades, success on the court was elusive and the franchise looked downright slapstick at times. After all, this was a team that once made its radio announcer the GM and named a 24-year-old player as its coach.

That all changed in the latter part of the 1980s, when the Pistons became annual championship contenders.

In honor of the 12-man NBA roster, here's a countdown of the 12 Most Important Moments in Pistons History—not including their move from Fort Wayne, which was obviously very important!

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