Home ArenaPontiac Silverdome
389,936 attendance
9,511 average
Head CoachD. Vitale
General Manager Bill Davidson
Owner Bill Davidson
Moving into the spacious Silverdome the Pistons hire a new Coach Dick Vitale who had been the popular coach at Detroit-Mercy University. In addition to a new arena and coach the Pistons found themselves in a new division as they were back in the Eastern Division playing in the Central Division. However, the Pistons would continue to struggle as they finished in 5th place with an awful 30-52 record.


1978-79 Playoffs

Eliminated from Playoffs

1978-79 Standings

30-52 (.366) 5th place

Eastern Central W L Pct GB
2 Spurs 48 34 .585 -
4 Rockets 47 35 .573 1.0
5 Hawks 46 36 .561 2.0
Cavaliers 30 52 .366 18.0
Pistons 30 52 .366 18.0
Jazz 26 56 .317 22.0

1978-79 Draft Picks

2 / 23 Terry Tyler
2 / 29 John Long
5 / 95 Dave Caligaris
6 / 117 Audie Matthews
7 / 138 Herb Entzminger
8 / 157 Earl Evans
9 / 174 Ulice Payne
10 / 189 Dave Grauzer




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