1984 : Isiah Thomas Signs Record Contract with Detroit Pistons

March 12, 2018 all-day

Thomas competing for the Detroit Pistons against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1985

On March 12, 1984, the Detroit Pistons signed NBA all-star guard Isiah Thomas to an 11-year contract worth an estimated $12 million, the highest compensation and longest contract ever extended by the club.


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Zlati Meyer, “Isiah Thomas scored record Pistons contract”, Detroit Free Press, March 8, 2015.

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