Home ArenaPontiac Silverdome
228,349 attendance
5,569 average
Head CoachS. Robertson
General Manager Jack McCloskey
Owner Bill Davidson
Under new Coach Scotty Robertson the Pistons continued to struggle finishing in last place for the second straight season with an awful 21-61 record. Following the season the Pistons would begin to lay the foundation for the future by selecting Isiah Thomas, who had just led the University of Indiana to a National Championship with the 2nd overall pick.


1980-81 Playoffs

Eliminated from Playoffs

1980-81 Standings

21-61 (.256) 6th place


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Eastern Central W L Pct GB
3 Bucks 60 22 .732 -
5 Bulls 45 37 .549 15.0
6 Pacers 44 38 .537 16.0
Hawks 31 51 .378 29.0
Cavaliers 28 54 .341 32.0
Pistons 21 61 .256 39.0

1980-81 Draft Picks

1 / 17 Larry Drew
2 / 45 Brad Branson
3 / 64 Jonathan Moore
4 / 70 Darwin Cook
5 / 93 Tony Fuller
6 / 116 Tony Turner
7 / 139 Carl Pierce
8 / 161 Leroy Loggins
9 / 180 Terry Dupris




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