Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
23 Mark Aguirre SF 6-6 232 7 DePaul 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
00 William Bedford C 7-0 225 2 Memphis 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
45 Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 12 Notre Dame 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
50 Darryl Dawkins C 6-11 251 13 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
34 Fennis Dembo GF 6-5 215 0 Wyoming 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
4 Joe Dumars SG 6-3 190 3 McNeese State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
53 James Edwards C 7-0 225 11 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
35 Steve Harris G 6-5 185 3 Tulsa 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
15 Vinnie Johnson G 6-2 200 9 Baylor 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
40 Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 8 Notre Dame 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 10 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
44 Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 8 Hampton 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
12 Pace Mannion GF 6-7 190 5 Utah 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
  Dave Popson FC 6-10 220 0 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
10 Dennis Rodman PF 6-7 210 2 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
41 Jim Rowinski FC 6-8 250 1 Purdue 1984 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
22 John Salley C 6-11 230 2 Georgia Tech 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
11 Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 7 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
24 Micheal Williams PG 6-2 175 0 Baylor 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1988-1989 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters I. Thomas J. Dumars M. Aguirre R. Mahorn B. Laimbeer
Rotation V. Johnson     D. Rodman J. Salley
Rotation         J. Edwards
Lim PT M. Williams J. Long     W. Bedford
Lim PT   F. Dembo      

1988-1989 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Detroit Pistons63-19-
2Cleveland Cavaliers57-256
3Atlanta Hawks52-3011
4Milwaukee Bucks49-3314
5Chicago Bulls47-3516
6Indiana Pacers28-5435

1988-1989 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Joe Dumars Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1989)
Isiah Thomas Player Of The Week (03/12/89)
Joe Dumars All-NBA Defensive First Team (1989)
Dennis Rodman All-NBA Defensive First Team (1989)
Isiah Thomas Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1989)

1988-1989 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isiah Thomas 80 36.5 18.2 3.4 8.3 1.7 0.2 3.7
Joe Dumars 69 34.9 17.2 2.5 5.7 0.9 0.1 2.6
Vinnie Johnson 82 25.3 13.8 3.1 3.0 0.9 0.2 1.3
Bill Laimbeer 81 32.6 13.7 9.6 2.2 0.6 1.2 1.6
Adrian Dantley 42 31.9 18.4 3.9 2.2 0.5 0.1 1.9
Dennis Rodman 82 26.9 9.0 9.4 1.2 0.7 0.9 1.5
Mark Aguirre 36 29.7 15.5 4.2 2.5 0.4 0.2 1.9
James Edwards 76 16.5 7.3 3.0 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.9
Rick Mahorn 72 24.9 7.2 6.9 0.8 0.6 0.9 1.3
John Salley 67 21.8 7.0 5.0 1.1 0.6 1.1 1.5
Micheal Williams 49 7.3 2.6 0.6 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.9
John Long 24 6.3 2.0 0.5 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.4
Fennis Dembo 31 2.4 1.2 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
Darryl Dawkins 14 3.4 1.9 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3
Steve Harris 3 2.3 1.3 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
Jim Rowinski 6 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Pace Mannion 5 2.8 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

1988-1989 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Fennis Dembo was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Fennis Dembo signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1988.

Joe Dumars was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Joe Dumars signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 21, 1985. Joe Dumars signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on April 1, 1989.

Dennis Rodman was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Dennis Rodman signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 22, 1986. Dennis Rodman re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1987. Dennis Rodman signed an extension with the Detroit Pistons on September 26, 1988.

John Salley was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. John Salley signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1986.

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. Isiah Thomas signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1984. Isiah Thomas signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on July 11, 1988.

Micheal Williams was selected as the #23 pick in the Second Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Micheal Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1988.

Acquired via Trade

Mark Aguirre was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Dallas Mavericks on February 15, 1989.

William Bedford was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Phoenix Suns on June 21, 1987.

James Edwards was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Phoenix Suns on February 24, 1988. James Edwards re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1988.

Vinnie Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Seattle SuperSonics on November 23, 1981. Vinnie Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 4, 1984. Vinnie Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on October 26, 1987.

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. Bill Laimbeer signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on June 13, 1984. Bill Laimbeer signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on April 1, 1989.

Rick Mahorn was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Washington Wizards on June 17, 1985. Rick Mahorn re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on October 17, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

John Long signed a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on February 23, 1989.

1988-1989 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 Versace Assistant Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Brendan Malone Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Sacramento Kings, 2013 to 2014)
Brendan Suhr Assistant Coach 1988-1989 Assistant General Manager (Atlanta Hawks, 1987 to 1988)
Jack McCloskey General Manager 1979-1980 Head Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1972 to 1974)
Mike Abdenour Head Athletic Trainer 1975-1976 N/A