Detroit Pistons

Founded: 1941
Team Owner: Tom Gores
Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy
Team Icon: Isiah Thomas
Overall Record: 2540-2664
D-League Affiliate: Grand Rapids Drive
Championships: 1989, 1990, 2004
Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Arena Capacity: 21,231
Arena Co-Tenants: Detroit Shock (WNBA)
City: Auburn Hills, MI
Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons started out as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, named after their owner Fred Zollner who named the club after himself and his piston manufacturing business.

Zollner moved the team to Detroit in 1957, removed his last name from the moniker and the Detroit Pistons were born. Seeing as Detroit has been known for automobile manufacturing, the name fits quite nicely.

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