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1977-78 Detroit Pistons Transactions

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Record: 38-44, Finished 4th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Herb Brown (9-15), Bob Kauffman (29-29)

PTS/G: 109.0 (10th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.2 (15th of 22)
SRS: -1.22 (15th of 22) ▪ Pace: 107.7 (12th of 22)
Off Rtg: 100.3 (12th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.5 (14th of 22)
Expected W-L: 38-44 (15th of 22)

Arena: Cobo Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1977 to June 30, 1978.
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July 8, 1977

Signed Wayman Britt as a free agent.

August 5, 1977

Signed Don Adams as a veteran free agent and sent a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Ricky Gallon was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves as compensation.

August 8, 1977

Waived Don Adams.

September 2, 1977

Signed Abdul Jeelani as a free agent.

September 21, 1977

Signed Willie Norwood as a free agent.

October 3, 1977

Waived Abdul Jeelani.

October 17, 1977

Waived Roger Brown.

November 7, 1977

Traded Howard Porter, Kevin Porter and cash to the New Jersey Nets for Al Skinner, a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Terry Tyler was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Tony Price was later selected).

November 14, 1977

Waived Wayman Britt.

November 23, 1977

Traded Marvin Barnes, a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Lew Massey was later selected) and a 1978 4th round draft pick (Larry Harris was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves for Gus Gerard, John Shumate and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Roy Hamilton was later selected).

November 25, 1977

Waived Willie Norwood.

February 1, 1978

Traded Ralph Simpson to the Denver Nuggets for Jim Price and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Phil Hubbard was later selected).

February 16, 1978

Waived Essie Hollis.

April 5, 1978

Signed Jim Bostic as a free agent.

May 22, 1978

Signed Robert Hawkins as a free agent.

June 9, 1978

Drafted Terry Tyler in the 2nd round (23rd pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Long in the 2nd round (29th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dave Caligaris in the 5th round (95th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Audie Matthews in the 6th round (117th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Herb Entzminger in the 7th round (138th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Earl Evans in the 8th round (157th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ulice Payne in the 9th round (174th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dave Grauzer in the 10th round (189th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.