Home ArenaCobo Arena
212,094 attendance
5,173 average
Head CoachE. Lloyd
R. Scott
General Manager Edwin Coil
Owner Fred Zollner
Despite Bob Lanier and Dave Bing each averaging more then 20 points per game the Pistons miss the playoffs for the 5th straight season by finishing in 3rd place with a mediocre 40-42 record.


1972-73 Playoffs

Eliminated from Playoffs

1972-73 Standings

40-42 (.488) 3th place


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Western Midwest W L Pct GB
1 Bucks 60 22 .732 -
3 Bulls 51 31 .622 9.0
Pistons 40 42 .488 20.0
Kings 36 46 .439 24.0

1972-73 Draft Picks

1 / 9 Bob Nash
2 / 17 Chris Ford
4 / 51 Ernie Fleming
5 / 67 Ernest Pettis
6 / 84 Terry Benton
7 / 101 Bruce Anderson
8 / 117 Ben Kelso
9 / 133 Kessie Mangam
10 / 146 Kent Hollenbeck




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