Announced on April 8, 2008 as part of the Pistons 50th Season Celebration



Mark Aguirre
1988-93

Acquired under controversy, but fit in with the Bad Boys almost immediately. A reliable scorer with low post moves, Aguirre was part of two NBA Championship teams.


Chauncey Billups
2002-present
Nickname says it all…Mr. Big Shot. Not afraid to take the last shot to win the game and great leadership skills. Understands the Pistons system, conscience of his teammates and an honorary Michigander.


Dave Bing
1966-75
The first real Detroit Pistons superstar. Second only to Joe Dumars in professionalism. Smarts off the court as well. Wouldn’t let eye injuries or lack of supporting cast prevent him from averaging more than 22 a game.


Adrian Dantley
1986-89
The Teacher “taught” most (if not all) of the Bad Boys how to be professionals. A classic player with his back to the basket, AD wasn’t afraid to post anyone up and could score at will, averaging 20+ with Pistons.


Dave DeBusschere
1962-69
Homegrown product and a gifted athlete. Rugged down low averaging 16 points per game. Youngest coach in NBA history, he took the reins at 24 years old – while also playing in every game from ’64 to ’67.


Joe Dumars
1985-99
The consummate professional both on and off the court. Quiet, steady, lethal on offense and defense. The only thing smoother than his transition from player to executive was his jump shot from 17 feet.


James Edwards
1987-91
Anything sweeter than starting “Buddha”, watching him get the ball four times in a row on the low block, turn, fade away and knock down the jumper? A great early game threat and solid veteran in the clutch.


Chris Ford
1972-79
Made the franchise’s biggest play in history until Tayshaun blocked Reggie Miller. Known more in Celtic green, Ford surprisingly played seven years down at Cobo Hall. The original scrapper, Ford epitomized work ethic.


Richard Hamilton
2002-present
Tireless, great work ethic, sacrifices his body for the team. Deadly mid-range jump shooter with ice water in his veins. Great complement to Chauncey, carrying on the tradition of great Pistons guard tandems.


Grant Hill
1994-00
One of the most talented players in Pistons history who carried the torch (and the team) during the teal years. Never given enough credit for his talent with the Pistons. Career with Pistons marred with injuries and “what could have beens”.


Bailey Howell
1959-64
A work horse before hard work was popular. Missed only 23 games in his five year Pistons career. Averaged 21 points a game and was selected to the All-Star team four times as a Piston.


Lindsey Hunter
1993-00, 2003-present
The bridge between the teal and the latest team. Came in with high expectations and played steady. Came back as an experienced veteran and gave quality minutes to spark a championship.


Vinnie Johnson
1981-91
The Brooklyn Bridge, the Microwave, VJ, Who-time…a jump shot by any other name. The image of 0:07 is burned in every Pistons fan brain forever. Part of the greatest three-guard rotation in history.


Bill Laimbeer
1981-94

The classic tippy-toe three-pointer and never out of position for a rebound. The penultimate in getting under an opponent’s skin and taking him out of his game…ask Kevin Duckworth.


Bob Lanier
1970-80
The second real Detroit Piston superstar, Lanier was the classic big man. Low post moves, a soft lefty jumper and an immovable big body, Lanier punished opponents on both ends of the floor. Averaged 23 and 12 in 12 seasons.


John Long
1978-86, 1988-89, 1990-91

Rock-steady John Eddie. Deadly standing jump shooter from within 25 feet and an active player off the screens. Won a championship in ’89 but mostly remembered as hometowner from UofD paired with Terry Tyler.


Rick Mahorn
1985-89, 1996-98
The baddest of the Bad Boys. The grin, the dimple, the smack in the face or bump in the ribs. Mahorn was enforcer on the team that changed basketball during the late ‘80s. Arguable most beloved Bad Boy in Detroit.


Tayshaun Prince
2002-present

Forever linked to the “block heard ‘round the world.” Long and lean and tough as nails, the kid from Compton draws the toughest defensive assignments night in and night out…and never backs down.


Dennis Rodman
1986-93
A childlike exuberance we may never see again in the game. Truly loved to play basketball and be on the court with teammates. The most athletic Piston in history with a nose for the ball on offense and no conscience on defense.


John Salley
1986-92
A great role player on the great ’89 and ’90 teams. Spider Salley was long and lean, and did all the dirty work that wasn’t credited on the stat sheet. A beloved player still with an eye on Hollywood.


Ray Scott
1961-67
A big man’s big man. A 6’9” forward that came out of nowhere (University of Portland) and averaged 16 points a game. Was also head coach of the Pistons from ’72 to ’76 and earned Coach of the Year in 1974.


Gene Shue
1957-62
From the original team that came from Fort Wayne in 1957, Shue was a scorer that averaged almost 20 per game. A rugged guard, Shue played in an average of 74 games over his five years in Detroit.


Jerry Stackhouse
1997-02
The face of the organization as team came out of the teal years. A monster scorer who averaged 22 points a game. Hold the franchise’s single game scoring record of 57 points.


Isiah Thomas
1981-94

The greatest player to wear the Pistons uniform. Fearless, cold-blooded and the highest tolerance to pain ever. The fiercest competitor in team history and the best little man to play the game.


Kelly Tripucka
1981-86
Drafted with Isiah in 1981 and became recipient of many of Zeke’s assists. A great jump shooter with a text book stroke, Tripucka broke Dave Bing’s single game scoring record and averaged almost 22 a game as a Piston.


Terry Tyler
1978-85
The Thunder half of Thunder and Lightning with John Long. Out of UofD in the Vitale eras, Tyler was a great defender with excellent shot-blocking abilities. Rugged on the offensive end he did all the little things for scorers.


Jimmy Walker
1967-72
Pistons first Number One overall draft pick. An athlete’s athlete who could run, jump and shoot the rock. Although he averaged 16 points and almost 6 assists per game, was lost in an era where not many cared about the team.


Ben Wallace
2000-06
Muscles, afro, hard work, intensity. Big Ben was the epitome of the Goin’ to Work mantra developed during the 2004 Championship. A tenacious help defender, intimidating shot blocker and tireless rebounder.


Rasheed Wallace
2003-present
No fear from the three-point line. No stopping him on the block. Turnaround classic jump shot is deadly. Intense, competitive and one of the smartest players to step between the lines in the red, white and blue.


George Yardley
1957-59
Spent most time in Fort Wayne with Pistons and two years in Detroit. Was first player in NBA to score 2,000 points in a single season. The Bird averaged 25 points and nine rebounds per game for the Pistons.