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End of an Era for Pistons

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

During the 1985-1986 season, Joe Dumars became a permanent fixture in the Detroit Pistons starting lineup.

His addition to the backcourt with star Isiah Thomas, began the slow ascension of the Pistons during the mid '80s. This was capped off by back-to-back championships in 1989 and 1990.

But as the saying goes, what goes up, must go down.

By 1993, the Pistons missed the playoffs for the first time in nine years, and the destruction began.

Thomas and Bill Laimbeer retired following the 1994 season, and Joe Dumars was left to usher in a new era behind star in waiting, Grant Hill.

The Hill era proved to be nothing more than a transition from one consistent winner to another.

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