- Detroit Pistons: May 25, 1977 to July 14, 1978
Draft Picks, Trades, and Free Agent Signings
- In some cases the starting date and/or ending date for
an executive could not be found, so conservative estimates are used in
Therefore, transactions from the beginning and/or end of an executive's tenure with a particular franchise may be missing from the register below.
June 10, 1977: Selected Ben Poquette (2nd round, 36th pick), John Irving (3rd round, 58th pick), Bruce King (4th round, 80th pick), Jim Kennedy (5th round, 102nd pick), Herb Nobles (6th round, 124th pick), Robert Lewis (7th round, 144th pick) and Tim Appleton (8th round, 163rd pick) in the 1977 NBA Draft.
July 8, 1977: Signed Wayman Britt as a free agent.
August 5, 1977: Signed Don Adams as a veteran free agent and sent a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Ricky Gallon was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves as compensation.
September 2, 1977: Signed Abdul Jeelani as a free agent.
September 21, 1977: Signed Willie Norwood as a free agent.
November 7, 1977: Traded Howard Porter, Kevin Porter and cash to the New Jersey Nets for Al Skinner, a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Terry Tyler was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Tony Price was later selected).
November 23, 1977: Traded Marvin Barnes, a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Lew Massey was later selected) and a 1978 4th round draft pick (Larry Harris was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves for Gus Gerard, John Shumate and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Roy Hamilton was later selected).
December 15, 1977: Fired Herb Brown as Head Coach.
February 1, 1978: Traded Ralph Simpson to the Denver Nuggets for Jim Price and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Phil Hubbard was later selected).
April 5, 1978: Signed Jim Bostic as a free agent.
May 1, 1978: Hired Dick Vitale as Head Coach.
May 22, 1978: Signed Bubbles Hawkins as a free agent.
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