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Joe Dumars | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (51) / 5/24/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: McNeese State
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Joe Dumars officially resigned as the Pistons' president on Monday, and the team is already searching for a new head of basketball operations.
Dumars is expected to stay with the franchise in an advisory capacity. For now, executives George David and Ken Cantanella will guide the team's strategy and prepare for this summer's draft, but it shouldn't take long for candidates to emerge for the Pistons' vacant president/GM job. Apr 14 - 12:30 PM

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Pistons president Joe Dumars is expected to move into an advisory role for the franchise next season, according to CBS Sports.

Dumars presided over the Pistons' championship team in 2004 but his image has been undermined by a series of misguided draft picks and free agent signings. Dumars' new role would give him the option to accept a role with another franchise, and it's unclear who might take up his vacant job as president.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 14 - 9:13 AM

Pistons GM Joe Dumars is expected to step down from the position some time in the next two weeks.

Dumars has won championships as a player and executive with the Pistons, but his teams have struggled to compete over the last several years. And after acquiring Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings, the Pistons didn't even sniff the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference this season, while owner Tom Gores fired coach Mo Cheeks after just 50 games. Cheeks was a 'Dumars guy,' and it appears that he's going to step aside and let someone else take over the reins in Detroit. For all the great things Dumars has done in Detroit, he'll also always be tied to taking Darko Milicic over Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh in the 2003 draft.
Apr 8 - 8:56 AM

Maurice Cheeks could agree to be the Detroit head coach as soon as Thursday night.

Cheeks has plenty of experience in the NBA, coaching the Blazers from 2001-05 and Sixers from 2005-08. He has a career record 284-286 and was recently a top assistant with the Thunder. The Pistons have some young studs up front, but they have their work cut out for themselves to contend in the Eastern Conference.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 09:22:00 PM

The Pistons won't pursue George Karl because they are "close" to picking their next head coach, a league source tells CSN New England's A. Sherrod Blakely.

Karl's name is making all the rounds after he and the Nuggets parted ways earlier Thursday. The Pistons were reportedly nearing a decision between Mo Cheeks and Nate McMillan over the weekend and there's been nothing to suggest there's a third candidate to consider. Blakely didn't say what "close" means, but it's safe to assume the Pistons should have a new coach by next week at the latest.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Joe Dumars would not rule out the Pistons drafting another big man in the June draft.

Despite the presence of Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond as the perceived frontline of the future, Dumars won't be afraid to add another big body into the mix. Dumars did acknowledge the team has a "preference for a swingman," but who Detroit selects will be based at least partially off of how the draft goes before the Pistons pick. "Our preference is to look at the perimeter with this particular pick," he said. "But by no means are we locked into that where that’s all we’re going to take, no matter what."
Fri, May 31, 2013 09:42:00 AM

The Pistons have reportedly interviewed Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin for the vacant head coaching job, sources told CSNNW.

Griffin's presentation and coaching philosophy was "impressive," according to the source, but this is the first we've heard of the Pistons having interest in Griffin. The Pistons are expected to choose between Nate McMillan and Maurice Cheeks for their next head coach, but it looks like Griffin is a late entrant into the mix.
Source: CSNNW
Wed, May 29, 2013 08:19:00 AM

The Pistons are not expected to bring in any more head coach candidates after interviewing Maurice Cheeks, a source tells the Detroit News.

Cheeks interviewed with the Pistons on Wednesday. Detroit reportedly met with at least Lindsey Hunter, Nate McMillian, J.B. Bickerstaff and Mike Budenholzer. However, according to the News they never interviewed Pacers assistant Brian Shaw or Heat assistant David Fizdale, whose teams are both still in the playoffs. There's no clear frontrunner at this point and Joe Dumars has said he has no timetable for picking the team's next head coach.
Sat, May 25, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Pistons president Joe Dumars said he's spoken to Phil Jackson "one or two" times since Jackson left Detroit after agreeing to serve as a short-term consultant.

Jackson agreed to help the Pistons on their search for a new coach as a favor to Pistons owner Tom Gores, who is a personal friend of Jackson's. The Pistons have reportedly interviewed Nate McMillan and Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff for the opening. Detroit is also interested in Maurice Cheeks, Lindsey Hunter, Mike Budenholzer, Brian Shaw and Darrell Walker.
Thu, May 23, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Maurice Cheeks will interview with the Pistons on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Cheeks was reported to be on the Pistons radar and now he'll get an interview. At this point, there is no clear frontrunner to land the job.
Wed, May 22, 2013 08:12:00 AM

Maurice Cheeks is reportedly on the Pistons' radar in their search for a new head coach.

It's not clear if, how or when Cheeks' name popped up on Detroit's list, but he's another candidate we can throw into the ring. Other known candidates include Nate McMillan, Lindsey Hunter, Mike Budenholzer, J.B. Bickerstaff, Brian Shaw and Darrell Walker.
Mon, May 20, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Contrary to a previous report, Nate McMillan is still believed to be the frontrunner for the Pistons head coaching vacancy.

There are conflicting reports, but McMillan has been mentioned as the frontrunner for some time and we doubt that's changed after a few interviews. It's entirely possible the Pistons don't hire McMillan, but it appears there is still strong interest in the former head coach.
Tue, May 14, 2013 10:16:00 AM

There is "no leading candidate" for the Pistons head coaching vacancy, sources told MLive.com

Mike Budenholzer, currently an assistant with the Spurs, is gaining some steam with his candidacy, but Nate McMillan was deemed the frontrunner earlier in the process. It's not clear where things stand now, but the Pistons don't appear close to making a decision.
Source: MLive.com
Tue, May 14, 2013 09:38:00 AM

The Pistons will interview Knicks assistant coach Darrell Walker for their head-coaching vacancy, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein.

Prior to joining Mike Woodson's staff in New York, Walker was an assistant in Detroit for three seasons. Walker would be the fifth candidate to interview for the position, following J.B. Bickerstaff, Nate McMillan, Mike Budenholzer and Lindsey Hunter.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, May 11, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff will interview for the Pistons' head-coaching vacancy Wednesday.

J.B. is the 34-year-old son of longtime NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff. He joins a wide-open candidate list in Detroit that also includes Nate McMillan, Mike Budenholzer and Lindsey Hunter. Bickerstaff has no head-coaching experience at the NBA level.
Tue, May 7, 2013 05:40:00 PM

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