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Darko Milicic’s kickboxing debut cut short due to shin injury

Detroit Pistons fans will always remember Darko Miicic, aka the “Human Victory Cigar,” as the man who former President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars drafted ahead of Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Bosh in 2003. Trust me – we’ll never forget. After deciding to end tens years of failure on the hardwood last summer, Milicic began training for the next chapter...
Via Fight Booth
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons’ Joe Dumars No Longer Deserves Retired Number

 (mrzh, Flicker) Joe Dumars left the Detroit Pistons without a first round pick, without a path forward and with a largely talent-less rosters. Despite being an all-time Pistons great, his work as a GM has irreparably harmed the franchise and he no longer deserves a retired number. Obviously the Pistons will never take his banner from the rafters of the Palace, but the fact he is...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: GM search moving slowly

The Detroit Pistons are in search for a new general manager following Joe Dumars resignation. The former Detroit “Bad Boy” spent 14 years as the Pistons president of basketball operations. Detroit hired Jed Hughes, a representative of national search firm Korn Ferry, to assist in the Pistons’ GM search. Hughes’ services were retained for the same reasons last summer by the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Grant Hill is a candidate for the Pistons GM job

A few days ago, the Pistons announced that Joe Dumars would no longer be general manager of the team. Even though he was the architect behind the 2004 championship team, this is a “what have you done for me lately?” […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Dumars out; new interim leadership in Detroit Pistons front office

In Detroit’s front office, there is no more “life on Dumars.” The Pistons announced minutes ago that Joe Dumars will step aside as President of Basketball Operations, effective immediately. The team has already begun their search to fill the position, but no timetable has been set for when that replacement will be found. Said Pistons owner Tom Gores in a prepared statement...
Via The Sports Bank
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Dumars reportedly out as Detroit Pistons president

At the end of yet another ugly season the Detroit Pistons have announced that they will not renew the contract of Joe Dumars. Dumars had been the Pistons’ team president since the 2000-01 season but struggled in recent years in rebuilding a team that lost so many key components from their 2004 championship team. The […]
Via Full Scale Sports
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN: Joe Dumars to resign after this season

From ESPN: “Pistons president Joe Dumars is expected to resign before his contract expires on July 1, league executives have told ESPN.com.” “Dumars has spent 29 years with the franchise, as both a player and an executive, and has had a hand in every Detroit title. Drafted in 1985, he retired as a player in 1999 and took over as Pistons president in 2000. His changes led to...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Dumars Expected To Resign At Seasons End

Joe Dumars time with the Pistons is reportedly coming to an end, and according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Dumars will fall on the sword. The Pistons are headed for major changes after this season and it could start with team president Joe Dumars, who is expected to resign. Dumars staked his reputation on the Maurice Cheeks coaching hire, which did not work out, and...
Via Thacover2
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons considering Isiah Thomas to replace Joe Dumars as GM

Could former Piston guard Isiah Thomas be making his way back to the organization? According to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News (via a league source), Pistons owner Tom Gores is seriously considering replacing GM Joe Dumars with his former back court partner Isiah Thomas. Isiah Thomas will be back in Auburn Hills at the end of the month to help the Pistons commemorate...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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