Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
54 Kent Benson C 6-10 235 3 Indiana 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Norman Black GF 6-5 185 0 Saint Joseph's 1979 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Larry Drew G 6-1 170 0 Missouri 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Tony Fuller SG 6-4 180 0 Pepperdine 1980 Rnd 5 Pick 1 United States
  Keith Herron SG 6-6 195 2 Villanova 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Phil Hubbard FC 6-8 215 1 Michigan 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Lee Johnson PF 6-11 205 0 Texas A&M Commerce 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Edgar Jones FC 6-10 225 0 Nevada 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Greg Kelser F 6-7 190 1 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Ed Lawrence C 7-0 228 1 McNeese State 1976 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
  Ron Lee PG 6-4 193 4 Oregon 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 2 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 8 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Paul Mokeski C 7-0 250 1 Kansas 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
  Wayne Robinson PF 6-8 217 0 Virginia Tech 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
41 Terry Tyler GF 6-7 215 2 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Larry Wright PG 6-1 160 4 Grambling State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1980-1981 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Herron J. Long T. Tyler P. Hubbard K. Benson
Rotation R. Lee L. Drew G. Kelser W. Robinson P. Mokeski
Rotation L. Wright        

1980-1981 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks60-22-
2Chicago Bulls45-3715
3Indiana Pacers44-3816
4Atlanta Hawks31-5129
5Cleveland Cavaliers28-5432
6Detroit Pistons21-6139

1980-1981 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Terry Tyler Player Of The Week (03/01/81)

1980-1981 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Phil Hubbard 80 28.6 14.5 7.3 1.9 1.0 0.2 2.9
Terry Tyler 82 31.1 13.4 6.9 1.7 1.4 2.2 2.0
Keith Herron 80 28.4 13.7 2.6 1.9 1.1 0.3 1.9
John Long 59 29.7 17.7 3.3 1.8 1.6 0.4 2.6
Kent Benson 59 33.2 15.7 6.8 2.9 1.2 1.1 3.2
Wayne Robinson 81 19.7 7.9 3.6 1.4 0.6 0.3 1.8
Paul Mokeski 80 22.7 7.1 5.2 1.7 0.5 0.9 2.0
Larry Drew 76 20.8 6.6 1.6 3.3 1.2 0.1 2.2
Ron Lee 82 22.3 4.2 2.7 4.4 2.0 0.4 2.1
Larry Wright 45 22.2 7.4 2.0 3.4 0.9 0.2 1.6
Greg Kelser 25 26.2 12.3 4.8 1.8 1.4 1.2 3.1
Bob McAdoo 6 28.0 12.0 6.8 3.3 1.3 1.2 3.0
Tony Fuller 15 16.5 4.0 2.8 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.5
Ed Lawrence 3 6.3 4.0 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3
Norman Black 3 9.3 2.7 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.3
Lee Johnson 2 5.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1980-1981 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Larry Drew was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Larry Drew signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1980.

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. Terry Tyler signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on June 16, 1980.

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.

Paul Mokeski was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Houston Rockets on October 7, 1980.

Wayne Robinson was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 2, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Keith Herron signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on July 17, 1980.

Larry Wright signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 12, 1980.

1980-1981 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
William Davidson Owner, Principal Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Scotty Robertson Head Coach 1980-1981 Head Coach (Chicago Bulls, 1978 to 1979)
Jack McCloskey General Manager 1979-1980 Head Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1972 to 1974)
Mike Abdenour Head Athletic Trainer 1975-1976 N/A