Reid managed the rare and special achievement of never playing outside of the NBA once he was drafted. He spent his first four years with the Pistons, was traded to Washington partway through his fifth season, then spent two years with Orlando, before one final season with the Pistons in 2002/03. Reid didn't play again after that, although the Pistons almost re-signed him in February 2005 when their pursuit of Dale Davis came to nothing. The last we heard of Don Reid the player was a report in September 2008 that said he was working out again in the hopes of getting a training camp contract, but, inevitably, he didn't. Reid now works for the Pistons as a community ambassador.