Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
21 Andrew Amaya F 6-7 230 3 Southern Illinois 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
8 Bison Dele C 6-11 235 6 Arizona 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
4 Joe Dumars SG 6-3 190 12 McNeese State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
12 Steve Henson G 6-1 180 5 Kansas State 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
33 Grant Hill SF 6-8 225 3 Duke 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
10 Lindsey Hunter G 6-2 195 4 Jackson State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
43 Grant Long PF 6-8 225 9 Eastern Michigan 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
44 Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 16 Hampton 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
23 Aaron McKie G 6-5 209 3 Temple 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
00 Eric Montross C 7-0 270 3 North Carolina 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
5 Charles O'Bannon F 6-5 209 0 UCLA 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
31 Scot Pollard C-F 6-11 265 0 Kansas 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
42 Theo Ratliff C 6-10 235 2 Wyoming 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
52 Don Reid PF 6-8 250 2 Georgetown 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 29 United States
21 Rumeal Robinson PG 6-2 195 7 Michigan 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 10 Jamaica
14 Malik Sealy G 6-8 190 5 St. John's 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
42 Jerry Stackhouse SF 6-6 218 2 North Carolina 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
13 Jerome Williams PF 6-9 206 1 Georgetown 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States

1997-1998 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Hunter J. Dumars G. Hill D. Reid B. Dele
Rotation   C. O'Bannon   M. Sealy R. Mahorn
Rotation   S. Henson   G. Long S. Pollard
Rotation       J. Williams  
Lim PT   J. Stackhouse     E. Montross

1997-1998 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls62-20-
2Indiana Pacers58-244
3Charlotte Hornets51-3111
4Atlanta Hawks50-3212
5Cleveland Cavaliers47-3515
6Detroit Pistons37-4525
7Milwaukee Bucks36-4626
8Toronto Raptors16-6646

1997-1998 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Grant Hill All-NBA Second Team (1998)
Grant Hill Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)

1997-1998 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Grant Hill 81 40.7 21.1 7.7 6.8 1.8 0.7 3.5
Bison Dele 78 33.6 16.2 8.9 1.2 0.9 0.7 2.3
Joe Dumars 72 32.3 13.1 1.4 3.5 0.6 0.0 1.2
Jerry Stackhouse 57 31.5 15.7 3.3 3.1 1.0 0.7 2.6
Lindsey Hunter 71 35.3 12.1 3.5 3.2 1.7 0.1 1.5
Malik Sealy 77 21.3 7.7 2.8 1.3 0.8 0.3 1.0
Jerome Williams 77 16.9 5.3 4.9 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.8
Don Reid 68 14.6 3.5 2.6 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.4
Theo Ratliff 24 24.4 6.5 5.0 0.6 0.5 2.3 1.4
Rick Mahorn 59 12.0 2.4 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.6
Grant Long 40 18.5 3.5 3.8 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.6
Aaron McKie 24 19.7 4.5 2.8 1.6 1.0 0.0 1.0
Scot Pollard 33 9.6 2.7 2.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4
Eric Montross 28 12.6 2.5 3.8 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.5
Charles O'Bannon 30 7.8 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.3
Steve Henson 23 2.8 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3

1997-1998 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. Joe Dumars re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on July 30, 1997.

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. Lindsey Hunter re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on August 8, 1997.

Charles O'Bannon was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Charles O'Bannon signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on October 1, 1997.

Scot Pollard was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Scot Pollard signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on October 1, 1997.

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. Don Reid re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on October 1, 1997.

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

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

Eric Montross was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Philadelphia Sixers on December 18, 1997.

Jerry Stackhouse was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Philadelphia Sixers on December 18, 1997.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bison Dele signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on August 16, 1997.

Steve Henson signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on January 17, 1998. Steve Henson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on January 27, 1998. Steve Henson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on February 9, 1998.

Rick Mahorn signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 2, 1996. Rick Mahorn re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 17, 1997.

Malik Sealy signed a contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on August 25, 1997.

1997-1998 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
William Davidson Owner, Principal Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Rick Sund Director of Team Security 1997-1998 Vice President of Player Personnel (Detroit Pistons, 1995 to 1997)
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 Assistant Coach 1997-1998 Director of Scouting (Detroit Pistons, 1994 to 1997)
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