Found December 22, 2011 on Basketball ]
PLAYERS: Joe Dumars
TEAMS: Detroit Pistons
"I know he was here at 5:30 a.m., I wasn't, he was," team president and general manager Joe Dumars said. "The guy was ready to work. He doesn't like to talk about this, but this guy comes in at 5:30 every morning. You want that in your organization as soon as possible. You want that kind of energy, you want that kind of passion, you want that kind of direction. You want that as soon as possible."

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