Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
54 Kent Benson C 6-10 235 2 Indiana 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Leon Douglas C 6-10 230 3 Alabama 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Terry Duerod SG 6-2 180 0 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Earl Evans F 6-8 - 0 UNLV 1978 Rnd 8 Pick 5 United States
  Roy Hamilton PG 6-2 180 0 UCLA 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Phil Hubbard FC 6-8 215 0 Michigan 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Greg Kelser F 6-7 190 0 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Bob Lanier C 6-11 250 9 St. Bonaventure 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Ron Lee PG 6-4 193 3 Oregon 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 1 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Steve Malovic FC 6-10 230 0 San Diego State 1978 Rnd 7 Pick 18 United States
  Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 7 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Jim McElroy PG 6-3 190 0 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Eric Money G 6-0 170 5 Arizona 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
  Jackie Robinson SF 6-6 210 1 UNLV 1978 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
  John Shumate FC 6-9 235 5 Notre Dame 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
41 Terry Tyler GF 6-7 215 1 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1979-1980 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Long G. Kelser T. Tyler B. McAdoo L. Douglas
Rotation R. Hamilton T. Duerod E. Evans P. Hubbard  
Lim PT R. Lee E. Money     K. Benson

1979-1980 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks50-32-
2Houston Rockets41-419
3San Antonio Spurs41-419
4Indiana Pacers37-4513
5Cleveland Cavaliers37-4513
6Detroit Pistons16-6634

1979-1980 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
John Long 69 34.3 19.4 4.9 3.0 1.9 0.4 3.0
Bob McAdoo 58 36.2 21.1 8.1 3.4 1.3 1.1 4.1
Terry Tyler 82 32.6 12.3 7.6 1.6 1.3 2.7 2.1
Bob Lanier 37 37.6 21.7 10.1 3.3 1.0 1.6 3.1
Greg Kelser 50 24.7 14.2 5.5 2.2 1.2 0.7 2.8
Terry Duerod 67 19.9 9.3 1.5 1.7 0.6 0.2 1.2
Eric Money 55 26.7 10.9 1.8 4.3 1.0 0.2 2.6
Phil Hubbard 64 18.6 9.1 5.0 1.1 0.8 0.2 1.9
Leon Douglas 70 25.5 8.1 7.2 1.7 0.4 0.9 1.8
Jim McElroy 36 28.1 11.7 1.4 4.5 0.7 0.4 2.4
Roy Hamilton 72 15.5 4.6 1.5 2.7 0.7 0.1 1.6
Ron Lee 31 25.9 7.3 2.9 5.6 2.7 0.4 2.2
Kent Benson 17 29.5 12.1 7.1 3.0 1.1 1.1 3.0
Earl Evans 36 10.6 4.4 2.1 1.0 0.4 0.0 1.0
John Shumate 9 25.3 9.7 7.8 1.0 1.0 0.6 1.6
Jackie Robinson 7 7.3 3.9 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.3
Steve Malovic 10 16.2 2.6 2.8 1.4 0.2 0.5 0.9

1979-1980 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Leon Douglas was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Leon Douglas signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 8, 1976.

Terry Duerod was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Terry Duerod signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 17, 1979.

Earl Evans was selected as the #5 pick in the 8 Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Earl Evans signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1979.

Roy Hamilton was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Roy Hamilton signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 17, 1979.

Phil Hubbard was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Phil Hubbard signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 1, 1979.

Greg Kelser was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Greg Kelser signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1979.

John Long was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. John Long signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1978.

Terry Tyler was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Terry Tyler signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 5, 1978.

Acquired via Trade

Kent Benson was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Milwaukee Bucks on February 4, 1980.

Ron Lee was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Atlanta Hawks on January 24, 1980.

Bob McAdoo was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Boston Celtics on September 6, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

Eric Money signed a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 8, 1979.

1979-1980 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
William Davidson Owner, Principal Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Richie Adubato Head Coach 1979-1980 N/A
Jack McCloskey General Manager 1979-1980 Head Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1972 to 1974)
Mike Abdenour Head Athletic Trainer 1975-1976 N/A