(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...
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...
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?” […]
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 […]
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...
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...
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