Detroit Pistons Season Ends: A New Kind of Disappointment

April 15th, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
The writhing, half-dead zombie that was the Detroit Pistons 2009-2010 season mercifully was put out of its misery on Wednesday night. It ended like it began, with a victory. This part Pistons fans were used to seeing.

In between those wins, however, was a new low in recent Pistons memory.

Many Detroit fans can remember similar lean years in this team's past.

The end of the Grant Hill era brought a bitter pill to swallow, however, it was a relatively quick turnaround due to the brilliance of team president Joe Dumars.

Similarly, the end of the Bad Boys era brought a devastating level of pain to Detroit, but the basketball gods rewarded the fans with the third overall pick and a certain Duke star.

Some fans go back even further, and can still remember the basketball wilderness years in the 60s and 70s before a certain Isiah Lord Thomas III threw on the Pistons red, white, and blue.

Some could argue that even during the recent stretch of winning seasons there was some level of disappointment associated with this team in the fact that they only won one title despite having arguably the most complete team.

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