The Pistons are really bad, and there’s no end in sight

It’s no secret that the Detroit Pistons have been a trainwreck for the past seasons as a casualty of a strangely constructed roster loaded with talent but lacking in any sort of basketball chemistry. That losing culture was supposed to change, at least somewhat, this season due to the team’s offseason hiring of veteran coach Stan Van Gundy. However, it has remained exactly the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Coach, Same Uninspiring Results for the Pistons

​ In the summer of 2013, when then-Pistons general manager Joe Dumars signed free agent Josh Smith to a long-term contract and then traded for Brandon Jennings, it was a pretty effective signal that the Pistons were a significant ways behind other NBA teams in their abilities to recognize and assemble talent. As the Pistons slid to their sixth straight losing season, Dumars’...
Via The Sports Post
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Detroit Pistons

After decades of involvement with Joe Dumars, the Pistons have gone their separate way and will bring in Stan Van Gundy as both the coach and president of basketball operations, a rare double-duty that’s difficult to properly cover objectively. The roster is a mess, and they invested heavily in selfish players who don’t mesh well. This is not the Wallace’s-era Pistons with...
Via Analytics Game
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: 3 Moves to Respectability

Detroit Pistons: 3 Moves to Respectability By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Joe Dumars was one of the best players in the history of the Detroit Pistons; six All Star appearances, two championship rings including a Finals MVP in 1989 and an induction into the Hall of Fame in 2006 easily solidify that distinction. Dumars took over as the president of basketball...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons mascot Hooper pranks unsuspecting fans at Campus Martius in Detroit (VIDEO)

YouTube An inflated version of Pistons mascot Hooper appeared as a statue inside downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius park Thursday.  The Pistons just lost their first round pick in June’s draft thanks to a poor Joe Dumars trade and a bunk NBA draft lottery system.  Hooper had to let off some steam.  So while unsuspecting fans thought Hooper was a statue, he wasn’t at all...
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May 22, 2014  |  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...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: What’s Next for the Detroit Pistons After NBA Draft Lottery Disappointment?

The Detroit Pistons’ worst nightmare came true on Tuesday night, as the Cleveland Cavaliers jumped them in the NBA lottery, thereby forcing Detroit to cough up its 2014 Round 1 pick to Charlotte. That’s all on account of Joe Dumars’ decision to trade Ben Gordon and that first-round pick away in hopes of clearing some cap space. How badly will the lottery disappointment set...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Dumars, Ben Gordon and the Timeline of a Detroit Pistons NBA Draft Disaster

Under Joe Dumars’ watch, the Detroit Pistons enjoyed a stretch that included an NBA title, two Eastern Conference championships and six trips to the conference finals. They also imploded from 2008 on, with Dumars orchestrating one questionable deal after the next. His series of moves to sign and then later trade Ben Gordon will go down among the worst decisions in franchise history...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Stop Joshin’ Around

  Roughly one year ago after a forgetful 2013 season, Joe Dumars the Detroit Pistons General Manager decided it was necessary to take an aggressive approach in the offseason.  After four seasons without a playoff berth, it appeared Dumars was willing to pay any price for a free agent.  Dumars bet his job on signing Josh Smith to a 4-year, $54 million contract.  After acquiring...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons Could Be Without New GM, Coach Heading Into Draft

The right-hand man of Tom Gores, Mark Barnhill, did not close the door on the Detroit Pistons not having a new general manager and head coach in place before the June NBA Draft. The Pistons are continuing their search after the resignation of Joe Dumars. “We’re doing our work on all levels,” Barnhill said. “We’re getting ready for the draft. We’re preparing for identifying...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks Interested in Greg Monroe

With Joe Dumars no longer calling the shots in Detroit, it’s a big off-season for the Pistons as they look to return to the glory days of NBA titles and multiple conference finals appearances. And after such a poor season, there are more question marks than answers. One of the bigger issues is just what exactly Detroit will do with their talented front line. I think this season...
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May 05, 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...
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzles' Conley wins NBA Sportsmanship Award

Mike Conley has become the first Grizzlies player to win the Joe Dumars Trophy, presented to the 2013-14 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner. Conley (Southwest) was one of six divisional winners, which included Boston's Jeff Green (Atlantic), Chicago's Mike Dunleavy (Central), Phoenix's Channing Frye (Pacific), Portland's Damian Lillard (Northwest) and Washington's Bradley Beal (Southeast...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Conley Wins NBA Sportsmanship Award

Called by Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger “the kind of man a father would want to marry his daughter,” Mike Conley was named winner of the NBA Sportsmanship award aka the Joe Dumars Trophy. “I’m honored and obviously it’s a great achievement,” Conley said after shootaround before Game 3 against Oklahoma City. “It says a lot about what you do for the team, the community...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons considering Celtics' Mike Zarren for their new GM

From CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely:Mike Zarren, the Celtics' well-respected, numbers-crunching, assistant general manager, is again under consideration for another job. He is among the early names to surface for the soon-to-be vacant GM job with the Detroit Pistons. Longtime Pistons GM Joe Dumars will not have his contract renewed this summer as the Pistons failed to make the playoffs...
Via Celtics Life
April 20, 2014  |  1 Comment

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?” […]
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Perry and… Grant Hill emerge as candidates for Pistons GM job

With Joe Dumars out as Pistons GM, Tom Gores now looks for the next willing soul to clean up the utter mess of an organization created by not only Dumars but Gores as well. With that said two names according to ESPN’s Marc Stein have emerged as potential candidates to take the reigns of the Pistons’ front office this summer. Pistons vowing broad search for Joe Dumars' successor...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Grant Hill Candidate For Pistons GM Job

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Detroit Pistons have interest in Grant Hill as a possible successor to Joe Dumars as the teams GM. Pistons vowing broad search for Joe Dumars' successor, but two names already in circulation to be on their list: Scott Perry and Grant Hill — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 16, 2014 Pistons also said to have interest in talking to Hill...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Grant Hill Candidate For Pistons GM Job

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Detroit Pistons have interest in Grant Hill as a possible successor to Joe Dumars as the teams GM. Pistons vowing broad search for Joe Dumars' successor, but two names already in circulation to be on their list: Scott Perry and Grant Hill — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 16, 2014 Pistons also said to have interest in talking to Hill...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Report: Pistons aim to be bad in a good way

For 29 years, the Detroit Pistons have possessed at least a hint of Bad Boys basketball. But now that Joe Dumars is out as the man running things, don't expect the Pistons to return to that era. Instead, those around the league seem to think owner Tom Gores will turn the team over to someone outside the organization. In fact, the lone member of the Pistons family being listed as...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons’ Joe Dumars Officially Steps Down As General Manager

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Joe Dumars is stepping down as the Detroit Pistons’ president of basketball operations. The team made the move official Monday, a day after the Pistons lost their home finale and dropped to 29-52 with one game remaining in the season. Detroit will miss the postseason for a fifth consecutive year. “It’s time to turn the page on a wonderful chapter and...
April 14, 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...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dumars officially stepping down as Pistons' GM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Joe Dumars is stepping down as the Detroit Pistons' president of basketball operations.
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Dumars Steps Down As Pistons President Of Basketball Operations

Joe Dumars stepped down as Pistons President of Basketball Operations Monday. He will stay within the organization as an “advisor”. Dumars held the role since 2000 and was named Executive of the Year in 2003. The Pistons did not live up to expectations this year after making a splash in free agency bringing in Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith, as they currently are 29-52. “Joe...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dumars' storied Pistons career comes to an end

One of the most extraordinary careers in Detroit sports is over. Joe Dumars still has a paper title at the Palace of Auburn Hills -- he's now an "adviser" to owner Tom Gores -- but his 29 years as a key member of the Pistons organization ended with Monday's front-office shakeup. While members of Gores' inner circle are preparing the team for the draft and free agency, Dumars will...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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