Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Roger Brown C 6-11 225 1 Kansas 1971 Rnd 4 Pick 13 United States
M.L. Carr GF 6-6 205 1 Guilford 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Archie Clark G 6-2 175 9 Minnesota 1966 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Henry Dickerson G 6-4 190 0 Charleston 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Al Eberhard F 6-6 225 1 Missouri 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 3 Villanova 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Lindsay Hairston SF 6-7 180 0 Michigan State 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 10 United States
Wali Jones G 6-2 180 9 Villanova 1964 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Bob Lanier C 6-11 250 5 St. Bonaventure 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 4 Auburn 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Eric Money G 6-0 170 1 Arizona 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
Howard Porter PF 6-8 220 4 Villanova 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 3 St. Francis (PA) 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Curtis Rowe PF 6-7 225 4 UCLA 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Terry Thomas PF 6-8 220 0 Detroit-Mercy 1975 Rnd 9 Pick 7 United States
George Trapp FC 6-8 205 4 Long Beach State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Earl Williams C 6-7 230 1 Winston-Salem State 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 13 United States

1975-1976 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Money C. Ford C. Rowe H. Porter B. Lanier
Rotation   A. Clark A. Eberhard G. Trapp R. Brown
Rotation   J. Mengelt      
Rotation   H. Dickerson      
Lim PT K. Porter     T. Thomas  

1975-1976 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks38-44-
2Detroit Pistons36-462
3Kansas City Kings31-517
4Chicago Bulls24-5814

1975-1976 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Curtis Rowe Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1976)

1975-1976 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bob Lanier 64 36.9 21.3 11.7 3.4 1.2 1.3
Curtis Rowe 80 37.5 16.0 8.7 2.3 0.6 0.6
Eric Money 80 28.3 13.0 2.6 4.2 1.7 0.1
Al Eberhard 81 25.5 9.3 4.8 1.0 1.1 0.2
John Mengelt 67 16.5 10.7 1.7 1.6 0.6 0.1
Chris Ford 82 26.8 8.4 3.5 3.3 2.2 0.3
Howard Porter 75 19.8 8.9 3.9 0.3 0.4 0.5
George Trapp 76 14.4 8.1 3.0 0.7 0.4 0.3
Archie Clark 79 20.1 7.6 1.7 2.8 0.8 0.1
Lindsay Hairston 47 13.9 5.8 3.8 0.4 0.4 0.7
Kevin Porter 19 36.2 12.6 2.3 10.2 1.8 0.2
Earl Williams 46 12.2 3.7 5.5 0.4 0.5 0.4
Terry Thomas 28 4.9 2.8 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.1
Roger Brown 29 15.7 2.5 4.5 0.4 0.2 0.9
Henry Dickerson 17 6.6 1.6 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1
Wali Jones 1 19.0 8.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0

1975-1976 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Al Eberhard was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Al Eberhard signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 6, 1974.

Chris Ford was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Chris Ford signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on May 8, 1972.

Bob Lanier was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Bob Lanier signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 1, 1970.

Eric Money was selected as the #15 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Eric Money signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 8, 1974.

Curtis Rowe was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Curtis Rowe signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on June 1, 1971.

Terry Thomas was selected as the #7 pick in the 9 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Terry Thomas signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1975.

Acquired via Trade

Archie Clark was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Seattle SuperSonics on September 24, 1975. Archie Clark re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 26, 1975.

John Mengelt was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Kansas City Kings on November 9, 1972.

Howard Porter was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the New York Knicks on December 26, 1974.

Kevin Porter was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Washington Wizards on August 28, 1975. Kevin Porter signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on September 17, 1975.

George Trapp was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Atlanta Hawks on April 15, 1973.

Acquired via Free Agency

Roger Brown signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on January 18, 1976.

Henry Dickerson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on February 24, 1976.

1975-1976 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
William Davidson Owner, Principal Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Ray Scott Head Coach 1972-1973 N/A
Herb Brown Head Coach 1976-1977 Head Coach (Detroit Pistons, 1975 to 1978)
Oscar Feldman General Manager 1975-1976 N/A
Mike Abdenour Head Athletic Trainer 1975-1976 N/A