Time flies, and anniversaries can help us recall what happened before. Such is the case with the 1989 NBA Finals, with the Detroit Pistons winning the title by sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers.
So where’s this cast of title-winning characters 30 years later?
In a recent feature, Vintagedetroit.com tackles this question.
The website takes a brief look at the feats of the following in the years after the 1988-89, providing updates on where they are today: Mark Aguirre, Adrian Dantley, Darryl Dawkins, Fennis Dembo, Joe Dumars, James Edwards, Steve Harris, Vinnie Johnson, Bill Laimbeer, John Long, Rick Mahorn, Pace Mannion, Dennis Rodman, Jim Rowinksi, John Salley, Isiah Thomas, Micheal Williams, Chuck Daly and Jack McCloskey.
In the Motor City, for example, Johnson “has operated several successful businesses while providing jobs in the inner-city, “the article reported.
And John Long has kept busy as a radio analyst for the Pistons for more than two decades.
Mahorn is coaching in the BIG3.
Thomas, of course, has had a number of high-profile jobs over the years. He now serves as team president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty.