Found April 14, 2013 on
According to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, the Detroit Pistons and team president Joe Dumars, are set to go their separate ways after the this season has reached its conclusion.
The Pistons aren’t in the playoffs for the fourth straight season and they’ve been irrelevant for a lot longer, as they’re almost 10 years removed from their championship season under Larry Brown.
It’s been a long run for team president Joe Dumars, but league sources say that Dumars’ reign will soon be coming to a close. Dumars is so entrenched and such an iconic figure from his playing days, we’ll believe it when we see it. But it sure sounds as if he’s on his way out, along with Lawrence Frank, who is finishing his second season as coach.
I thought Joe Dumars should’ve lost his job after using the Pistons cap space to sign Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva to long-term deals, that’s when it became clear that he had lost his mind. The ring protection he received after Detroit upset the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals has expired.
BEST OF MAXIM
As quietly as it’s kept, it has been almost 10 years since the Detroit Pistons won their last championship. If you remember, Pistons President Joe Dumars constructed a team built on defense and balance scoring that upset the heavily favored Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals. But naturally, we live in a ‘what have you [...]
The Detroit Pistons are wrapping up a fourth straight season without a playoff berth, and the future of team president Joe Dumars and coach Lawrence Frank is looking increasingly uncertain.
Owner Tom Gores said as much Monday night at the team's home finale.
''I'd say I expected better results. I met with Joe and Lawrence (on Sunday) and let them know that,'...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- No one has been fired at the Palace.
That doesn't mean general manager Joe Dumars and head coach Lawrence Frank are safe, though.
Pistons owner Tom Gores spoke briefly to the media before Monday's home finale against Philadelphia, and made it clear that he hasn't been happy with the 2012-13 season. Detroit entered the game with a 28-52 record...
It’s becoming an April tradition unlike any other.
No, not just the Masters; the Detroit Pistons winning meaningless basketball games and compromising their draft standing. The Pistons won again on Friday night, pounding the hopeless Charlotte Bobcats 113-93, fighting off another team they’re competing with in the draft lottery and putting their pick status in jeopardy. A 28...
Final: Pistons 109, Sixers 101The Sixers came into Detroit the night after it was reported that Doug Collins would be done coaching after the season is over. Despite the news, the team didn't play terrible. It wasn't a great performance, but not bad. Normally in a loss for the Sixers that's hard to say, but not today. The problem today for the Sixers was #10 on the other...
The Detroit Pistons matched up with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night in the final home game at the Palace. Detroit was looking to tie a season high fourth straight win and win the season series with the Sixers. Greg Monroe got the scoring started for Detroit with a layup off a Brandon Knight dish. [...]
If league sources are correct, the 13 year run of Joe Dumars as Detroit Pistons’ team president could soon be coming to a close.
Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News reported Sunday that based on some substantial league chatter, Dumars, along with his head coach Lawrence Frank, could quickly be on the way out of town.
Prior to Monday night’s game, Pistons’ owner Tom Gores...
Greg Monroe had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons made the most of their home finale by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 109-101 on Monday night.
For both teams, the game was overshadowed by uncertainty off the court. Doug Collins is on his way out as Philadelphia's coach, and Pistons owner Tom Gores remained noncommittal before the game on the status of team...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Greg Monroe had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons made the most of their home finale by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 109-101 on Monday night.
For both teams, the game was overshadowed by uncertainty off the court. Doug Collins is on his way out as Philadelphia's coach, and Pistons owner Tom Gores remained noncommittal before the...
Though their final games will determine little more than their lottery odds, neither the Detroit Pistons nor the Philadelphia 76ers look to be trying to improve their draft position.
With coach Doug Collins on his way out, the Sixers might have a little more motivation to win down the stretch.
A day after Collins reportedly decided he won't return for a fourth season in Philadelphia...