Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1983-1984 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Ken Austin SF 6-9 205 0 Rice 1983 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
54 Kent Benson C 6-10 235 6 Indiana 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
23 Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 3 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
  Jerome Henderson FC 6-11 230 0 New Mexico 1981 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Lionel Hollins G 6-3 185 8 Arizona State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
15 Vinnie Johnson G 6-2 200 4 Baylor 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
40 Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 3 Notre Dame 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
53 Cliff Levingston F 6-8 210 1 Wichita State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 5 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
32 Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 7 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
23 Walker Russell, Sr. GF 6-5 195 1 Western Michigan 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
22 David Thirdkill GF 6-7 195 1 Bradley 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
11 Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 2 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
24 Ray Tolbert F 6-9 225 2 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
7 Kelly Tripucka SF 6-6 220 2 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
41 Terry Tyler GF 6-7 215 5 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1983-1984 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters I. Thomas V. Johnson J. Long K. Tripucka B. Laimbeer
Rotation     C. Levingston E. Cureton K. Benson
Rotation     T. Tyler    
Lim PT   L. Hollins R. Tolbert    
Lim PT     D. Thirdkill    

1983-1984 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks50-32-
2Detroit Pistons49-331
3Atlanta Hawks40-4210
4Cleveland Cavaliers28-5422
5Chicago Bulls27-5523
6Indiana Pacers26-5624

1983-1984 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Isiah Thomas All-NBA First Team (1984)
Kelly Tripucka Player Of The Week (01/15/84)
Isiah Thomas Player Of The Week (01/01/84, 04/01/84)
Isiah Thomas Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1984)
Kelly Tripucka Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1984)
Bill Laimbeer Eastern All-Star Replacement Selection (1984)
Isiah Thomas All-Star MVP (1984)

1983-1984 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isiah Thomas 82 36.7 21.3 4.0 11.1 2.5 0.4 3.7
Kelly Tripucka 76 32.8 21.3 4.0 3.0 0.9 0.2 2.5
Bill Laimbeer 82 34.9 17.3 12.2 1.8 0.6 1.0 1.8
John Long 82 30.7 16.3 3.5 2.5 1.1 0.2 1.7
Vinnie Johnson 82 23.3 13.0 2.9 3.3 0.5 0.2 1.6
Terry Tyler 82 19.5 8.8 3.5 0.9 0.8 0.7 1.0
Cliff Levingston 80 21.8 7.3 6.8 1.4 0.6 1.0 1.0
Kent Benson 82 21.1 7.1 5.0 1.6 0.9 0.6 1.0
Earl Cureton 73 12.4 2.6 3.9 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.8
Ray Tolbert 49 9.7 3.1 2.0 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.5
David Thirdkill 46 6.3 1.7 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.4
Lionel Hollins 32 6.8 1.8 0.7 1.9 0.4 0.0 0.8
Walker Russell, Sr. 16 7.4 2.6 1.2 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.6
Ken Austin 7 4.0 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4

1983-1984 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Cliff Levingston was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Cliff Levingston signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1982.

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. John Long re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1981.

Isiah Thomas was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Isiah Thomas signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1981.

Kelly Tripucka was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Kelly Tripucka signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 30, 1981.

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. Kent Benson signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on November 25, 1981.

Vinnie Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Seattle SuperSonics on November 23, 1981.

Bill Laimbeer was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 17, 1982. Bill Laimbeer re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1982.

David Thirdkill was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Phoenix Suns on October 17, 1983.

Ray Tolbert was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Seattle SuperSonics on February 12, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

Earl Cureton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 12, 1983.

Lionel Hollins signed a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on December 22, 1983.

1983-1984 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
William Davidson Owner, Principal Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Chuck Daly Head Coach 1983-1984 Head Coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1981 to 1982)
Dick Harter Assistant Coach 1983-1984 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