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Detroit Pistons

1961-62 Detroit Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 37-43
Finished 3rd in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 5-5
Lost division finals

Division Semifinals - Defeated Cincinnati Royals 3-1

Division Finals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-2

Coach: Dick McGuire (37-43)

1961-62 Statistics
1961-62 Game-by-Game Results

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1961-62 season with a record of 37 wins and 43 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 5-5. Dick McGuire coached the team. The 1961-62 Detroit Pistons lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Walter DukesCJune 23, 19307'0"220Seton Hall
Johnny EganGJanuary 31, 19395'11"180Providence
Bob FerryC-FMay 31, 19376'8"230St. Louis
Bailey HowellFJanuary 20, 19376'7"210Mississippi State
Willie JonesGJune 29, 19366'3"185Northwestern
George LeeF-GNovember 23, 19366'4"200Michigan
Shellie McMillonFMarch 11, 19366'5"205Bradley
Jackie MorelandF-GMarch 11, 19386'7"215Louisiana Tech
Chuck NobleGJuly 24, 19316'4"190Louisville
Don OhlGApril 18, 19366'3"190Illinois
Ray ScottF-CJuly 12, 19386'9"215Portland
Gene ShueGDecember 18, 19316'2"170Maryland