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No. 80: Detroit Pistons

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 6, 2012, 6:02 PM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 113 Title track: 31 Ownership: 79 Coaching: 92 Players: 106 Fan relations: 91 Affordability: 31 Stadium experience: 69 Bang for the buck: 87

Turning around the Detroit Pistons, as with the city of Detroit, isn't overnight work. After eight straight playoff-caliber seasons, including four conference finals, one NBA Finals and the 2004 title, Detroit has won a total of 82 games in the past three seasons. But at least the Pistons don't gouge their fans for a mediocre product: ...

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