Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
2 Stacey Augmon SF 6-6 205 5 UNLV 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
3 Randolph Childress SG 6-2 188 1 Wake Forest 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
12 Michael Curry F-G 6-5 210 3 Georgia Southern 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Joe Dumars SG 6-3 190 11 McNeese State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
9 Litterial Green G 6-1 185 3 Georgia 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  Ben Handlogten PF 6-10 240 0 Western Michigan 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
33 Grant Hill SF 6-8 225 2 Duke 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
10 Lindsey Hunter G 6-2 195 3 Jackson State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Reggie Jordan G 6-4 195 2 New Mexico State 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
43 Grant Long PF 6-8 225 8 Eastern Michigan 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
44 Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 15 Hampton 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
23 Aaron McKie G 6-5 209 2 Temple 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
6 Terry Mills PF 6-10 230 6 Michigan 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
42 Theo Ratliff C 6-10 235 1 Wyoming 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
52 Don Reid PF 6-8 250 1 Georgetown 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 29 United States
8 Ron Riley SG 6-5 205 0 Arizona State 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
30 Kenny Smith PG 6-3 170 9 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
50 Otis Thorpe PF 6-9 225 12 Providence 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
13 Jerome Williams PF 6-9 206 0 Georgetown 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States

1996-1997 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Hunter J. Dumars G. Hill T. Mills O. Thorpe
Rotation   A. McKie   G. Long R. Mahorn
Rotation         T. Ratliff
Lim PT R. Childress M. Curry   J. Williams  
Lim PT L. Green     D. Reid  

1996-1997 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls69-13-
2Atlanta Hawks56-2613
3Detroit Pistons54-2815
4Charlotte Hornets54-2815
5Cleveland Cavaliers42-4027
6Indiana Pacers39-4330
7Milwaukee Bucks33-4936
8Toronto Raptors30-5239

1996-1997 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Grant Hill All-NBA First Team (1997)
Grant Hill Player Of The Month (Jan 97)
Terry Mills Player Of The Week (12/08/96)
Grant Hill Player Of The Week (01/19/97, 04/06/97)
Grant Hill Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1997)
Joe Dumars Eastern All-Star Replacement Selection (1997)
Terry Mills Three Point Shootout Participant (1997)
Grant Hill IBM Award (1997)

1996-1997 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Grant Hill 80 39.4 21.4 9.0 7.3 1.8 0.6 3.2
Lindsey Hunter 82 36.9 14.2 2.8 1.9 1.6 0.3 1.2
Joe Dumars 79 37.0 14.7 2.4 4.0 0.7 0.0 1.6
Otis Thorpe 79 33.7 13.1 7.9 1.7 0.7 0.2 1.8
Terry Mills 79 25.3 10.8 4.8 1.3 0.4 0.3 1.1
Theo Ratliff 76 17.0 5.8 3.4 0.2 0.4 1.5 0.7
Grant Long 65 17.9 5.0 3.4 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.7
Michael Curry 81 15.0 3.9 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.3
Aaron McKie 42 20.2 6.3 3.0 1.8 1.0 0.2 1.0
Don Reid 47 9.8 2.8 2.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5
Stacey Augmon 20 14.6 4.5 2.5 0.8 0.5 0.5 1.4
Litterial Green 45 6.9 2.0 0.5 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.3
Rick Mahorn 22 9.9 2.5 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.5
Jerome Williams 33 5.4 1.5 1.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4
Kenny Smith 9 7.1 2.6 0.6 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
Randolph Childress 4 7.5 2.5 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.2

1996-1997 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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. Joe Dumars signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on August 17, 1993.

Grant Hill was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Grant Hill signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 29, 1994.

Lindsey Hunter was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Lindsey Hunter signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on October 19, 1993.

Theo Ratliff was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Theo Ratliff signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 28, 1995.

Don Reid was selected as the #29 pick in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Don Reid signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on October 5, 1995. Don Reid re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on July 15, 1996.

Jerome Williams was selected as the #26 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Jerome Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 9, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Randolph Childress was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Portland Trail Blazers on January 24, 1997.

Grant Long was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Atlanta Hawks on July 15, 1996.

Aaron McKie was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Portland Trail Blazers on January 24, 1997.

Otis Thorpe was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Portland Trail Blazers on September 20, 1995. Otis Thorpe signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 7, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Michael Curry signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on January 31, 1996. Michael Curry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on February 12, 1996. Michael Curry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on February 22, 1996. Michael Curry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on July 15, 1996.

Litterial Green signed a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on August 30, 1996.

Rick Mahorn signed a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on August 2, 1996.

Terry Mills signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 30, 1992.

1996-1997 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
William Davidson Owner, Principal Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Doug Collins Head Coach, General Manager 1995-1996 Head Coach (Chicago Bulls, 1986 to 1989)
Alvin Gentry Assistant Coach 1994-1995 Assistant Coach (Miami Heat, 1991 to 1994)
Brian James Assistant Coach 1995-1996 N/A
John Hammond Director of Scouting 1994-1995 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 1990 to 1993)
Rick Sund VP of Player Personnel 1995-1996 Consultant (Oklahoma City Thunder, 1994 to 1995)
George David Video Coordinator 1996-1997 N/A
Walt Perrin Scout 1995-1996 Scout (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1993 to 1995)
Mike Abdenour Head Athletic Trainer 1975-1976 N/A
Arnie Kander Strength and Conditioning Coach 1992-1993 N/A