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The Detroit Pistons have a new logo

The Detroit Pistons unveiled a new primary logo Tuesday, but it probably looks a bit familiar. Its very similar to the one they used for nearly 20 years from 1979-96, during which they won two NBA titles.

A New Chapter.

Here's the story behind our updated look: https://t.co/YMSajIKXjT #DetroitBasketball pic.twitter.com/2VpEVXnnVb

— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) May 16, 2017

This is the first time the Pistons have changed their logo since 2005, when they went completely away from the flaming horse and tailpipes.

A little #Pistons history lesson for this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/dXTTF5MsCv

— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) May 16, 2017

The font and line weight are different in the updated look compared to the one used from 1979-96. Its cleaner, a bit simpler, and allows the red to stand out more in the background. A subtle touch is the chrome silver outline, which pays homage to the classic Detroit muscle cars.

Heres a detailed look at the new logo, which states that the same font will be used on the front of the teams' jerseys.

The details behind the new look. Visit https://t.co/FJgCLw9Yxf for more. #DetroitBasketball pic.twitter.com/OoMo0EJn5N

— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) May 16, 2017

Overall, it's a welcome change. It's obviously simple, but the previous logo was a bit outdated with the massive drop-shadow font across the middle.

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