Survey says: Pistons struggling


Remember that Detroit sports survey? Well, the results are in, and the Pistons finished last among Detroit’s four professional teams in several categories:

  • Follow regularly (17.1 percent)*
  • Favorite team (12.8 percent)
  • Venue with best overall experience (4.1 percent)
  • Best front office (1.6 percent)
  • Best head coach (1.9 percent)
  • Win Detroit’s next championship (0.8 percent)

*Respondents could check multiple teams.

The Pistons “won” a couple categories, though:

  • Worst front office (80.8 percent)
  • Worst head coach (69.3 percent)

A few Pistons players also finished near the top of the individual categories:

  • Most disliked Detroit player: Charlie Villanueva, second (behind Ryan Raburn)
  • Most overrated Detroit player: Tayshaun Prince, third, Rodney Stuckey, fourth (behind Ndamukong Suh and Johan Franzen)
  • Detroit sports figure who doesn’t get enough credit: Greg Monroe, fourth (behind Martin Mayhew, Jim Leyland and Matt Stafford)