Embed from Getty Images Detroit has not seen a professional sports team in the playoffs since 2016. The city has produced eight championships since 1984. No Detroit team is close to winning a championship. These are sad days in Motown.
The Detroit Tigers have not been in the post season since they were swept in 2014 by the Baltimore Orioles. Now coming off the second consecutive 98 loss season the Tigers are still in rebuild mode.
In 2015 the Detroit Lions lost to the Seattle Seahawks, in the wild-card round. In 2018 the Lions finished 6-10, but have their sights on the 2019 playoffs after a solid free agent signing period and a top ten draft pick. That is enough to give Lions fans hope.
The Red Wings will miss the playoffs for the third year in a row. While the Wings are closer to returning to competitive hockey, they are still a couple years away from being a serious Stanley Cup threat. Yet they are getting better that is the good news.
That leaves the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons currently hold the 6th position in the East. The Pistons are likely to be a one round playoff team, certainly if they face Milwaukee or Toronto, in the East it could very well be the case.
The Pistons fought through a sluggish January and February and the team opted not to tank and go into a rebuild. That could have perhaps sent some fans over the edge. The team now is looking at a playoff spot under first-year coach Dwane Casey.
The Detroit Pistons have not won a playoff game since 2008. While it does not look good at the moment, if the team can somehow slide into the 5th spot in the East, they would have a more favorable match up. Best case, Detroit draws Indiana in the first series. Otherwise, it will be a quick post-season for the Pistons.