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1997-98 Detroit Pistons Transactions

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Record: 37-45, Finished 6th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Doug Collins (21-24), Alvin Gentry (16-21)

PTS/G: 94.2 (20th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 92.6 (9th of 29)
SRS: 1.95 (13th of 29) ▪ Pace: 88.2 (24th of 29)
Off Rtg: 105.3 (13th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.5 (9th of 29)
Expected W-L: 46-36 (13th of 29)

Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills ▪ Attendance: 794,567 (7th of 29)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
August 7, 1997 Trade

Traded Otis Thorpe to the Vancouver Grizzlies for a 2003 1st round draft pick (Darko Milicic was later selected).

August 16, 1997 Signing

Signed Bison Dele as a free agent.

October 9, 1997 Waiver

Waived Randolph Childress.

October 25, 1997 Signing

Signed Malik Sealy as a free agent.

December 18, 1997 Trade

Traded Aaron McKie, Theo Ratliff and a 2003 1st round draft pick (Carlos Delfino was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Eric Montross, Jerry Stackhouse and a 2005 2nd round draft pick (Alex Acker was later selected).

January 17, 1998 Signing

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

February 2, 1998 Firing

Fired Doug Collins as Head Coach.

February 2, 1998 Hiring

Hired Alvin Gentry as Head Coach.

February 9, 1998 Signing

Signed Steve Henson to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 24, 1998 Draft

Drafted Bonzi Wells in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

June 24, 1998 Draft

Drafted Korleone Young in the 2nd round (40th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.