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1979-80 Detroit Pistons Transactions

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Record: 16-66, Finished 6th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Vitale (4-8), Richie Adubato (12-58)

PTS/G: 108.9 (11th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 117.2 (21st of 22)
SRS: -7.57 (22nd of 22) ▪ Pace: 107.1 (2nd of 22)
Off Rtg: 101.2 (22nd of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 108.8 (19th of 22)
Expected W-L: 22-60 (22nd of 22)

Arena: Pontiac Silverdome ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
July 12, 1979 Signing

Kevin Porter signed as a veteran free agent with the Washington Bullets; received a 1980 1st round draft pick (Rickey Brown was later selected) and a 1982 1st round draft pick (John Bagley was later selected) as compensation.

July 24, 1979 Signing

M.L. Carr signed as a veteran free agent with the Boston Celtics; received FROM_TRADE as compensation.

July 27, 1979 Signing

Signed Jim McElroy as a veteran free agent and sent Ben Poquette and a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Brad Branson was later selected) to the Utah Jazz as compensation.

August 24, 1979 Trade

Traded Andre Wakefield to the Phoenix Suns for a 1981 4th round draft pick (Don Koonce was later selected).

September 6, 1979 Trade

Traded a 1980 1st round draft pick (Rickey Brown was later selected) and a 1980 1st round draft pick (Joe Barry Carroll was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Bob McAdoo. This exchange was arranged as compensation for Boston signing veteran free agent M.L. Carr on July 24, 1979.

September 13, 1979 Signing

Signed Alan Hardy as a free agent.

September 18, 1979 Trade

Traded Jim Brewer to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Harvey Knuckles was later selected).

October 8, 1979 Waiver

Waived Alan Hardy.

October 8, 1979 Waiver

Waived Tony Price.

October 29, 1979 Waiver

Waived John Shumate.

November 8, 1979 Firing

Fired Dick Vitale as Head Coach.

November 8, 1979 Appointment

Appointed Richie Adubato as Interim Head Coach.

November 8, 1979 Signing

Signed Eric Money as a free agent.

January 8, 1980 Signing

Signed Jackie Robinson to a 10-day contract.

January 24, 1980 Trade

Traded Jim McElroy to the Atlanta Hawks for Ron Lee, a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Brad Branson was later selected) and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Jonathan Moore was later selected).

February 4, 1980 Trade

Traded Bob Lanier to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kent Benson and a 1980 1st round draft pick (Larry Drew was later selected).

March 5, 1980 Signing

Signed Steve Malovic as a free agent.

March 17, 1980 Signing

Signed Jackie Robinson to a 10-day contract.

March 25, 1980 Waiver

Released Steve Malovic.

May 28, 1980 Draft

Lost Terry Duerod to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 5, 1980 Hiring

Hired Scotty Robertson as Head Coach.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Carl Pierce in the 7th round (139th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Leroy Loggins in the 8th round (161st pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Terry Dupris in the 9th round (180th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Larry Drew in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Brad Branson in the 2nd round (45th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Jonathan Moore in the 3rd round (64th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Darwin Cook in the 4th round (70th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Tony Fuller in the 5th round (93rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 10, 1980 Draft

Drafted Tony Turner in the 6th round (116th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 12, 1980 Signing

Signed Jackie Robinson as a free agent.

June 12, 1980 Signing

Leon Douglas signed as a veteran free agent with the Kansas City Kings; received a 1981 1st round draft pick (Kelly Tripucka was later selected) as compensation.