Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1984-1985 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
54 Kent Benson C 6-10 235 7 Indiana 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
00 Tony Campbell GF 6-7 215 0 Ohio State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
23 Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 4 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
35 Mike Gibson PF 6-10 205 1 USC Upstate 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
  Jerome Henderson FC 6-11 230 0 New Mexico 1981 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
15 Vinnie Johnson G 6-2 200 5 Baylor 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
35 Major Jones F 6-9 225 7 Albany State (GA) 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
40 Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 4 Notre Dame 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 6 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
34 Sidney Lowe G 6-0 195 1 NC State 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
44 Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 4 Hampton 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
14 Lorenzo Romar G 6-1 175 4 Washington 1980 Rnd 7 Pick 3 United States
32 Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 8 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
31 Brook Steppe GF 6-5 195 2 Georgia Tech 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
22 Terry Teagle SG 6-5 195 2 Baylor 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
22 David Thirdkill GF 6-7 195 2 Bradley 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
11 Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 3 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
7 Kelly Tripucka SF 6-6 220 3 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
41 Terry Tyler GF 6-7 215 6 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
31 Dale Wilkinson F 6-10 220 1 Idaho State 1982 Rnd 10 Pick 16 United States

1984-1985 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters I. Thomas J. Long K. Tripucka D. Roundfield B. Laimbeer
Rotation   V. Johnson T. Tyler E. Cureton K. Benson
Rotation     B. Steppe    
Lim PT     T. Campbell    
Lim PT     M. Jones    

1984-1985 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks59-23-
2Detroit Pistons46-3613
3Chicago Bulls38-4421
4Cleveland Cavaliers36-4623
5Atlanta Hawks34-4825
6Indiana Pacers22-6037

1984-1985 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Isiah Thomas All-NBA First Team (1985)
Isiah Thomas Player Of The Week (01/06/85)
Isiah Thomas Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1985)
Bill Laimbeer Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1985)

1984-1985 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isiah Thomas 81 38.1 21.2 4.5 13.9 2.3 0.3 3.7
Bill Laimbeer 82 35.3 17.5 12.4 1.9 0.8 0.9 1.6
Vinnie Johnson 82 25.5 12.8 3.1 4.0 0.9 0.2 1.6
Kelly Tripucka 55 30.5 19.1 4.0 2.5 0.9 0.3 2.1
John Long 66 27.6 14.7 2.9 2.0 1.1 0.2 1.5
Terry Tyler 82 24.4 11.6 5.2 0.8 0.6 1.1 0.9
Dan Roundfield 56 26.6 10.9 8.1 1.8 0.5 1.0 2.2
Earl Cureton 81 20.3 6.1 5.2 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.4
Kent Benson 72 19.5 6.6 4.5 1.3 0.7 0.6 0.9
Tony Campbell 56 11.2 5.6 1.6 0.4 0.5 0.1 1.2
Brook Steppe 54 9.0 4.7 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.8
Major Jones 47 8.9 2.7 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.7
David Thirdkill 10 11.5 2.9 0.8 0.1 0.3 0.2 1.2
Lorenzo Romar 5 7.0 1.8 0.0 2.0 0.8 0.0 1.0
Sidney Lowe 6 5.2 0.7 0.2 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
Terry Teagle 2 2.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
Dale Wilkinson 2 3.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1984-1985 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tony Campbell was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Tony Campbell signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 14, 1984.

John Long was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. John Long signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1978. John Long re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1981. John Long re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 27, 1984.

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.

Kelly Tripucka was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Kelly Tripucka signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 30, 1981. Kelly Tripucka re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 5, 1984.

Terry Tyler was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Terry Tyler signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 5, 1978. Terry Tyler signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on June 16, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Kent Benson was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Milwaukee Bucks on February 4, 1980. Kent Benson signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on November 25, 1981.

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.

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.

Dan Roundfield was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Atlanta Hawks on June 18, 1984.

Acquired via Free Agency

Earl Cureton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 12, 1983.

Major Jones signed a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 7, 1984.

Brook Steppe signed a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 24, 1984.

1984-1985 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 Harter Assistant Coach 1983-1984 N/A
Jack McCloskey General Manager 1979-1980 Head Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1972 to 1974)
Mike Abdenour Head Athletic Trainer 1975-1976 N/A