Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1965-1966 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
John Barnhill G 6-1 180 3 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 11 Pick 6 United States
Bill Buntin FC 6-7 250 0 Michigan 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Donnie Butcher G 6-2 200 4 Pikeville 1961 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
Joe Caldwell GF 6-5 195 1 Arizona State 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Dave DeBusschere F 6-6 220 3 Detroit-Mercy 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Reggie Harding C 7-0 249 2 - 1962 Rnd 4 Pick 4 United States
Don Kojis SF 6-3 202 2 Marquette 1961 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Eddie Miles SG 6-4 195 2 Seattle 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Ron Reed F 6-5 205 0 Notre Dame 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Ray Scott FC 6-9 215 4 Allentown (United States) 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Joe Strawder C 6-10 235 0 Bradley 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Rod Thorn G 6-4 195 2 West Virginia 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
John Tresvant PF 6-7 215 1 Seattle 1964 Rnd 5 Pick 6 United States
Tom Van Arsdale GF 6-5 202 0 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Chico Vaughn G 6-2 190 3 Southern Illinois 1962 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
Bob Warlick SG 6-5 200 0 Pepperdine 1963 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1965-1966 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Miles T. Van Arsdale D. DeBusschere R. Scott J. Strawder
Rotation   D. Butcher R. Reed B. Buntin  
Rotation   B. Warlick D. Kojis    
Lim PT   J. Barnhill   J. Tresvant R. Harding
Lim PT   C. Vaughn      

1965-1966 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers45-35-
2Baltimore Bullets38-427
3St. Louis Hawks36-449
4San Francisco Warriors35-4510
5Detroit Pistons22-5823

1965-1966 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Tom Van Arsdale All-Rookie First Team (1966)
Dave DeBusschere Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1966)
Eddie Miles Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1966)

1965-1966 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Eddie Miles 80 34.9 19.6 3.8 2.8
Ray Scott 79 33.6 17.9 9.6 3.0
Dave DeBusschere 79 34.1 16.4 11.6 2.6
Tom Van Arsdale 79 25.8 10.5 3.9 2.6
Joe Strawder 79 27.6 8.6 10.4 1.0
Don Kojis 60 13.1 7.3 4.3 0.7
Ron Reed 57 17.5 7.5 5.9 1.6
John Tresvant 46 16.4 8.3 6.1 1.3
Rod Thorn 27 30.2 13.9 3.7 2.4
Joe Caldwell 33 21.7 10.5 5.8 2.0
John Barnhill 45 20.6 7.5 2.5 2.5
Bill Buntin 42 17.0 7.7 6.0 0.9
Chico Vaughn 37 20.9 7.6 1.7 2.8
Donnie Butcher 15 19.0 7.2 2.2 2.0
Bob Warlick 10 7.8 2.4 1.6 1.0

1965-1966 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Reggie Harding was selected as the #4 pick in the 6 Round of the 1963 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Reggie Harding signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on January 19, 1964.

Eddie Miles was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1963 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Eddie Miles signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1963.

Ron Reed was selected as the #3 pick in the 3 Round of the 1965 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Ron Reed signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1965.

Ray Scott was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Ray Scott signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1961.

Tom Van Arsdale was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1965 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Tom Van Arsdale signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1965.

Acquired via Trade

John Barnhill was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the St. Louis Hawks on December 29, 1965.

Bill Buntin was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Boston Celtics on September 15, 1965.

Donnie Butcher was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the New York Knicks on December 15, 1963.

Dave DeBusschere was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Boston Celtics on September 15, 1965.

Don Kojis was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Washington Wizards on June 9, 1964.

Joe Strawder was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Boston Celtics on September 15, 1965.

John Tresvant was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the St. Louis Hawks on December 24, 1965.

Chico Vaughn was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the St. Louis Hawks on December 24, 1965.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bob Warlick signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1965.

1965-1966 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Fred Zollner Owner 1948-1949 N/A
Dave DeBusschere Head Coach 1964-1965 N/A
Edwin Coil General Manager 1965-1966 N/A