Home ArenaPontiac Silverdome
522,063 attendance
12,733 average
Head CoachS. Robertson
General Manager Jack McCloskey
Owner Bill Davidson
Kelly Tripuka and Isiah Thomas continued to provide the foundation of the future by average over 20 points per game. However, the Pistons struggled to post a 37-45, as management decided to get tougher by acquiring Bill Laimbeer from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Following the season the Pistons would hire a new coach in Chuck Daly to lead the young team.


1982-83 Playoffs

Eliminated from Playoffs

1982-83 Standings

37-45 (.451) 3th place


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Eastern Central W L Pct GB
2 Bucks 51 31 .622 -
6 Hawks 43 39 .524 8.0
Pistons 37 45 .451 14.0
Bulls 28 54 .341 23.0
Cavaliers 23 59 .280 28.0
Pacers 20 62 .244 31.0

1982-83 Draft Picks

1 / 9 Cliff Levingston
1 / 18 Ricky Pierce
4 / 78 Walker Russell
5 / 101 John Ebeling
6 / 124 Gary Holmes
7 / 147 Dean Marquardt
8 / 170 Brian Nyenhuis
9 / 193 Kevin Smith
10 / 214 David Coulthard




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