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1988-89 Detroit Pistons Transactions

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Record: 63-19, Finished 1st in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Chuck Daly (63-19)

PTS/G: 106.6 (16th of 25) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 100.8 (2nd of 25)
SRS: 6.24 (4th of 25) ▪ Pace: 95.5 (25th of 25)
Off Rtg: 110.8 (7th of 25) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.7 (3rd of 25)
Expected W-L: 56-26 (4th of 25)

Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills ▪ Attendance: 879,405 (2nd of 25)

NBA 1989 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (4-0) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Finals (4-2) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-0) versus Milwaukee Bucks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-0) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989.
Click on the Team for team roster and stats.
Click on the Player for career stats and accomplishments.


Date Type Transaction
October 24, 1988 Waiver

Waived Chuck Nevitt.

November 1, 1988 Waiver

Waived Dave Popson.

November 3, 1988 Claim

Dave Popson claimed on waivers by the Los Angeles Clippers.

December 30, 1988 Signing

Signed Steve Harris to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 5, 1989 Trade

Traded Dick Versace (coach) to the Indiana Pacers for a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Melvin Levett was later selected).

January 12, 1989 Signing

Signed Pace Mannion to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 15, 1989 Trade

Traded Adrian Dantley and a 1991 1st round draft pick (LaBradford Smith was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Mark Aguirre.

February 23, 1989 Waiver

Waived Darryl Dawkins.

February 23, 1989 Signing

Signed John Long as a free agent.

March 6, 1989 Signing

Signed Jim Rowinski to the first of two 10-day contracts.

June 15, 1989 Draft

Lost Rick Mahorn to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA expansion draft.

June 27, 1989 Draft

Drafted Kenny Battle in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 1989 NBA Draft.

June 27, 1989 Trade

Traded Kenny Battle and Micheal Williams to the Phoenix Suns for Anthony Cook.