Detroit Pistons Early History

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when the Detroit Pistons played in a high school gymnasium — but that’s exactly where they started.

The franchise was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons.  Watch this incredible video clip for the entire history of one of basketball’s greatest success stories:

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About Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas is the original founder and owner of Detroit Athletic Co. He enjoys free-lance writing as well and his articles have appeared in The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, Crain’s Detroit Business and The Wall Street Journal.