Longest losing streaks in Pistons’ history
The 13’s: 1979-80, 1993-94, 2009-10, 2014-15
The Detroit Pistons have managed to lose 13 games in a row on four separate occasions, and will try to avoid making it five in Friday’s game in Indiana.
The 1979-80 team was the worst in francise history, winning only 16 games and still a year away from drafting Isiah Thomas and turning it all around.
Somehow Thomas was still on the Pistons in 1993-94, when they again lost 13 in a row in his final year in the NBA. Detroit was trying to transition to the next stage and this was the final time we’d see Thomas and Laimbeer in Pistons’ uniforms. It’s too bad they had to go out on such a low note.
That awful 2009-10 team also lost 13 in a row to go along with their 11-game streak in the same season. The crazy thing is that they still won 27 games overall, which shows you just how bad the last three years have been.
Two of the players who killed the Pistons last night, Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, were playing for Detroit in 2014-15 during their 13-game losing streak. Both have won rings since, but were playing with Nikola Jokic at center instead of Andre Drummond. This team actually won 32 games that season, a mark this year’s squad would need a miracle to hit.