1961-62 Detroit Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 37-43
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 5-5 Lost division finals
Division Semifinals - Defeated Cincinnati Royals 3-1
Division Finals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-2
Coach: Dick McGuire (37-43)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 143,081, Avg. 4,769 in 30 home dates
1961-62 Detroit Pistons Statistics
1961-62 Detroit Pistons Results

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1961-62 season with a record of 37 wins and 43 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-5.

The Pistons tossed in 9,234 points and gave up 9,369. Bailey Howell scored a team-best 1,576 points for Detroit, and Gene Shue contributed 18 or more per game as well. Bailey Howell accounted for 996 boards. Gene Shue dished out 465 assists for the squad.

Dick McGuire coached the team. The 1961-62 Detroit Pistons lost in the division finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Walter DukesCJune 23, 19307'0"220Seton HallYoungstown, OH USA
Johnny EganGJanuary 31, 19395'11"180ProvidenceHartford, CT USA
Bob FerryC-FMay 31, 19376'8"230St. LouisSt. Louis, MO USA
Bailey HowellFJanuary 20, 19376'7"210Mississippi StateMiddleton, TN USA
Willie JonesGJune 29, 19366'3"185Northwestern
George LeeF-GNovember 23, 19366'4"200Michigan
Shellie McMillonFMarch 11, 19366'5"205BradleyChicago, IL USA
Jackie MorelandF-GMarch 11, 19386'7"215Louisiana TechMinden, LA USA
Chuck NobleGJuly 24, 19316'4"190Louisville
Don OhlGApril 18, 19366'3"190IllinoisMurphysboro, IL USA
Ray ScottF-CJuly 12, 19386'9"215PortlandPhiladelphia, PA USA
Gene ShueGDecember 18, 19316'2"170MarylandBaltimore, MD USA


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