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The Best Pistons Coaches of All Time, Ranked

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The Pistons have brought multiple championship trophies home to Detroit over the years. Those accolades are partially due to the work of some dedicated head coaches. Every one of the leaders on staff is impressive - but who is the best, and who the worst? The top Pistons coaches come in many forms. Some great leaders prioritized defense, while other former Pistons head coaches developed genius offensive plays. Many of the best Detroit Pistons coaches once played for the team themselves.

Who will you find on this list of famous Detroit Pistons head coaches? Larry Brown led the Pistons to winning the NBA championship in 2004. That same year, he was selected as the coach of the USA Men's Olympic Basketball team - featuring Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and more - at the 2004 Summer Games. Chuck Daly coached Detroit from 1983-1992, winning two NBA titles along the way. Other good coaches of the Detroit Pistons include Stan Van Gundy, Dave DeBusschere, and Doug Collins.

Which Pistons coach do you think is the all-time best? Give your top choices a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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    10

    Larry Brown

    Age: 81
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    34
    20
    Dec. at 78 (1930-2009)
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    20
    12

    Rick Carlisle

    Age: 62
  • 4
    13
    4

    Flip Saunders

    Age: 66
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    15
    7

    Doug Collins

    Age: 70
  • 6
    14
    8

    Maurice Cheeks

    Age: 65
  • 7
    14
    14

    Stan Van Gundy

    Age: 62
  • 8
    9
    8
  • 9
    6
    4

    George Irvine

    Age: 73
  • 10
    7
    5

    John Kuester

    Age: 66
  • 11
    5
    4
    Dec. at 84 (1922-2007)
  • 12
    5
    4

    Lawrence Frank

    Age: 51
  • 13
    5
    6

    Ray Scott

    Age: 83
  • 14
    5
    5
    Age: 93
  • 15
    11
    14
    Dec. at 62 (1940-2003)
  • 16
    4
    5

    John Loyer

    Age: 52
  • 17
    4
    6
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    4
    6

    Michael Curry

    Age: 53
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    7
    10
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    4
    7

    Terry Dischinger

    Age: 81
  • 22
    2
    5
    Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)
  • 23
    2
    5
    Dec. at 76 (1936-2012)
  • 24
    2
    5

    Paul Seymour

    Dec. at 70 (1928-1998)
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    2
    5

    Red Rocha

    Dec. at 86 (1923-2010)