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Detroit Pistons
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Conference Eastern
Division Central
Founded 1941
History Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
1941–1948
Fort Wayne Pistons
1948–1957
Detroit Pistons
1957–present
Arena Little Caesars Arena
Location Detroit, Michigan
Team colors Royal blue, red, chrome, navy blue, white
                             
Main sponsor Flagstar Bank
President Ed Stefanski (interim)
General manager Ed Stefanski (interim)
Head coach Dwane Casey
Ownership Tom Gores
Affiliation(s) Grand Rapids Drive
Championships 3 (1989, 1990, 2004)
Conference titles 7
Western: 2 (1955, 1956)
Eastern: 5 (1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005)
Division titles 9 (1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Retired numbers 11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 15, 16, 21, 32, 40)
Website www.nba.com/pistons
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The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit. The Pistons compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division and plays its home games at Little Caesars Arena, located in Midtown. The team was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons in 1941, a member of the National Basketball League (NBL) where it won two NBL championships: in 1944 and 1945. The Pistons later joined the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1948. The NBL and BAA merged to become the NBA in 1949, and the Pistons became part of the merged league. In 1957, the franchise moved to Detroit. The Pistons have won three NBA championships: in 1989, 1990 and 2004.

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