Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1968-1969 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Walt Bellamy C 6-11 225 7 Indiana 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Dave Bing G 6-3 180 2 Syracuse 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Dave DeBusschere F 6-6 220 6 Detroit-Mercy 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Terry Dischinger GF 6-7 189 4 Purdue 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Sonny Dove F 6-7 198 1 St. John's 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Jim Fox C 6-10 230 1 South Carolina 1965 Rnd 8 Pick 6 United States
Dave Gambee F 6-6 215 10 Oregon State 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Happy Hairston F 6-7 225 4 NYU 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
Howard Komives PG 6-1 185 4 Bowling Green 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Paul Long SG 6-2 180 1 Wake Forest 1966 Rnd 15 Pick 1 United States
McCoy McLemore SF 6-7 230 4 Drake 1964 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Eddie Miles SG 6-4 195 5 Seattle 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Otto Moore C 6-11 205 0 Texas-RGV 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Rich Niemann C 7-0 245 0 Saint Louis 1968 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
Bud Olsen PF 6-8 220 6 Louisville 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Jimmy Walker SG 6-3 195 1 Providence 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Cliff Williams G 6-3 180 0 Bowling Green 1968 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1968-1969 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Bing J. Walker E. Miles H. Hairston O. Moore
Rotation     T. Dischinger    
Rotation     S. Dove    
Lim PT H. Komives P. Long M. McLemore B. Olsen W. Bellamy
Lim PT     D. Gambee    

1968-1969 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Baltimore Bullets57-25-
2Philadelphia Sixers55-272
3New York Knicks54-283
4Boston Celtics48-349
5Cincinnati Royals41-4116
6Detroit Pistons32-5025
7Milwaukee Bucks27-5530

1968-1969 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dave Bing Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1969)

1968-1969 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Dave Bing 77 39.5 23.4 5.0 7.1
Happy Hairston 81 35.7 18.1 11.8 1.3
Eddie Miles 80 28.1 13.3 3.5 2.2
Walt Bellamy 53 38.2 18.8 13.5 1.9
Jimmy Walker 69 23.8 11.7 2.3 3.2
Howard Komives 53 32.6 12.9 3.8 5.0
Terry Dischinger 75 19.4 8.8 4.3 1.2
Otto Moore 74 21.7 7.7 7.1 0.9
Dave DeBusschere 29 37.7 16.3 12.2 2.2
McCoy McLemore 50 18.2 7.3 4.7 0.9
Dave Gambee 25 12.1 6.8 3.1 0.6
Jim Fox 25 15.0 5.0 5.6 0.9
Sonny Dove 29 8.1 4.1 2.1 0.4
Rich Niemann 16 7.7 3.0 2.6 0.6
Bud Olsen 10 7.0 2.0 1.1 0.7
Cliff Williams 3 6.0 1.3 1.0 0.7

1968-1969 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dave Bing was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Dave Bing signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1966.

Sonny Dove was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Sonny Dove signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1967.

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.

Otto Moore was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Otto Moore signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1968.

Jimmy Walker was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Jimmy Walker signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on June 1, 1967.

Acquired via Trade

Walt Bellamy was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the New York Knicks on December 19, 1968.

Terry Dischinger was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Washington Wizards on June 9, 1964. Terry Dischinger re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1967.

Dave Gambee was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Milwaukee Bucks on January 1, 1969.

Happy Hairston was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Cincinnati Royals on February 1, 1968.

Howard Komives was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the New York Knicks on December 19, 1968.

McCoy McLemore was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Phoenix Suns on December 18, 1968.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Bud Olsen was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Detroit Pistons from the Boston Celtics on December 6, 1968.

1968-1969 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Fred Zollner Owner 1948-1949 N/A
Donnie Butcher Head Coach 1966-1967 N/A
Paul Seymour Head Coach 1968-1969 Head Coach (Washington Wizards, 1965 to 1966)
Edwin Coil General Manager 1965-1966 N/A