View Full Version : Sources: Joe Dumars expected to resign

04-08-2014, 09:46 AM
Pistons president Joe Dumars is expected to resign before his contract expires on July 1, league executives have told ESPN.com.

The Pistons signed high-priced free agents Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings in the offseason but have staggered to a disappointing 28-49 record that has them out of playoff contention.The Detroit News reported earlier Tuesday that Dumars was planning to resign, possibly as early as this week.

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 a title in 2004, followed by another Finals appearance the next season.

Via http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10748178/detroit-pistons-president-joe-dumars-expected-resign

Assuming that he is going to step down,This would mark the end of a reign of almost 15 years. He did help make the Pistons the beasts of the East for about a decade. Unfortunately for Piston fans, there are a list of bad free-agent signings that have held them back since. Other than Darko, the team has also appeared to make many good draft picks under his Presidency of the team, like that beast they have at Center right now.

04-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Thanks Joe but its time to move on

04-08-2014, 11:08 AM
I have a feeling Mike Woodson will be coaching Detroit next year...just a hunch

04-08-2014, 11:12 AM
^bad hunch.

04-08-2014, 12:03 PM
Lorrrrrrrrrrrd we come on this day to say praise gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwd

04-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Pistons should hire Lionel Hollins. He can perhaps turn the Drummond-Monroe frontcourt into one like the Gasol-Randolph front court.

Trade Smith or have him fill Gay's role as chucker.

04-08-2014, 02:23 PM
His time was up. They need someone fresh in the front office as they have a good young core to work with.

04-08-2014, 02:39 PM
He dug his own grave by signing two shoot-first chuckers in the same offseason