Members of the 2004 NBA Championship Team Honored

Special Edition 20th Anniversary Starter Jacket Available at Pistons313Shop.com, the Pistons Team Store at the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center and at Little Caesars Arena

DETROIT, Mich (February 19, 2024) – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will host a special game-day recognition of the 20th anniversary of the 2004 NBA Championship during its home game on Sunday, March 17 at Little Caesars Arena when the current Pistons team battles the Miami HEAT at 3:00 p.m.

Members of the championship team will be on hand for the game which will include a pregame “Walk of Champions” on the Via concourse at Little Caesars Arena to engage with fans, a special halftime ceremony along with video tributes, in-game interviews and highlights of special moments commemorating the team.  The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative poster marking the occasion.

The Pistons are also releasing a special edition red satin Starter Jacket designed by Ty Mopkins to commemorate the 20th anniversary.  Available at Pistons313Shop.com, the Pistons Team Store at the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center and Little Caesars Arena, the jacket features the classic Pistons font across the chest, an alternative DP logo on the left shoulder and 2004 NBA Finals Logo on right shoulder.  The Detroit Pistons primary logo is centered on the back of jacket with the NBA Logo placed on the midsection just above the right jacket pocket. The inside of the jacket features the number 20, signifying the 20th anniversary of the 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons.

In addition to the game-day recognition on March 17, the Detroit Historical Museum is currently showcasing an exhibit that celebrates and recognized both the 20th Anniversary of the 2004 NBA Championship and the 35th Anniversary of the 1989 NBA Championship.  Titled Thirty Five | 20, the exhibition opened Saturday, January 27, 2024 and runs through Sunday, June 23, 2024. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the museum, in the new City of Champions Gallery.  The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Avenue.

The 2004 Detroit Pistons won 54 games, including a 20-6 mark of the team’s final 26 games, and cruised through the postseason beating the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers to deliver the franchise’s third NBA Championship.  The squad’s defense held an NBA record 11 teams under 70 points, including an NBA record of holding five consecutive opponents under 70 points in a game.  Constructed by Joe Dumars and coached by Larry Brown, the roster included Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, Tayshaun Prince, Corliss Williamson, Lindsey Hunter, Mehmet Okur, Mike James, Elden Campbell, Darvin Ham, Darko Milicic and Tremaine Fowlkes.