1999–2000 Detroit Pistons season

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1999–2000 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Alvin Gentry
George Irvine
General manager Rick Sund
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

The 1999-2000 season was the Detroit Pistons' 52nd season in the NBA and 43rd season in the city of Detroit.[1] Grant Hill and Jerry Stackhouse provided a 1-2 scoring punch and were both selected for the 2000 NBA All-Star Game. However, as the season wounded down, Hill suffered a devastating ankle injury. The Pistons went on to finish fourth in the Central Division with a 42-40 record. In the first round of the playoffs, they were swept by the Miami Heat in three straight games. Following the season, Hill was traded to the Orlando Magic.

For the season, the Pistons added maroon alternate road uniforms which lasted until 2001.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 54 Melvin Levett SG  United States Cincinnati

Roster

Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 30 United States Buechler, Jud 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Arizona
G 22 United States Crotty, John 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Virginia
G 12 United States Curry, Michael 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Georgia Southern
F 33 United States Hill, Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Duke
G 1 United States Hunter, Lindsey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jackson State
G 5 United States Jackson, Jermaine 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Detroit
F/C 32 United States Laettner, Christian 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Duke
F 6 United States Mills, Terry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
C 00 United States Montross, Eric 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) North Carolina
C 31 United States Moore, Mikki 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nebraska
G/F 42 United States Stackhouse, Jerry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) North Carolina
F 35 United States Vaught, Loy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
F 13 United States Williams, Jerome 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Georgetown
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683 36–5 20–21 20–8
x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7 30–11 19–22 20–8
x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11 26–15 19–22 16–12
x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14 27–14 15–26 16–12
x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14 23–18 19–22 16–12
Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24 22–19 10–31 8–20
Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28 21–20 7–34 11–17
Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39 12–29 5–36 5–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683
2 y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 4
3 x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 6
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 7
6 x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11
7 x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 15
10 Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 21
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24
12 New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 25
13 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 27
14 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28
15 Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Playoffs

East First Round

(2) Miami Heat vs. (7) Detroit Pistons Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

April 22
Detroit Pistons 85, Miami Heat 95
April 25
Detroit Pistons 82, Miami Heat 84
April 29
Miami Heat 91, Detroit Pistons 72
Miami wins series, 3-0

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Marcus Brown
Jud Buechler
John Crotty
Michael Curry
Grant Hill
Lindsey Hunter
Jermaine Jackson
Christian Laettner
Terry Mills
Eric Montross
Mikki Moore
Don Reid
Jerry Stackhouse
Loy Vaught
Jerome Williams

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Jud Buechler
John Crotty
Michael Curry
Grant Hill
Lindsey Hunter
Christian Laettner
Terry Mills
Eric Montross
Mikki Moore
Jerry Stackhouse
Loy Vaught
Jerome Williams

Awards and records

References