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Joe Dumars

  1. Toughest guy Joe Dumars guarded not named Jordan? Reggie Lewis.

    Aug 7, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Reggie Lewis

    Because his life and career was cut down in its prime, you can forget just how great an offensive player Reggie Lewis was. The Celtics swingman averaged 20.8 points a game the final two years of his career. Joe Dumars didn’t forget. The now Pistons GM sat down with Zach Lowe of Grantland for a…

  2. Joe Dumars denies Brandon Knight-for-Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings trade talks

    Jul 16, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings

    The Pistons talking to the Celtics about trading Brandon Knight for Rajon Rondo or the Bucks about Brandon Jennings in general – not true, according to Joe Dumars. Via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: “Never happened, never even a conversation about Brandon,” Dumars said of the Boston Globe report over the weekend. “And…

  3. Pistons have nothing to do with Chris Paul trade, but do re-sign Prince and Jerebko

    Dec 9, 2011, 12:04 AM EDT

    Tayshuan Prince, Gerald Wallace

    From the AP: DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons are attempting to rebuild by keeping at least a couple key players. Tayshaun Prince and Jonas Jerebko will re-sign with the Pistons, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deals have not been announced. Prince, an…

  4. What the Pistons should do when the lockout ends

    Oct 19, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Detroit Pistons

    This is the latest installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Up next is the Indiana Pacers. You can also check out our thoughts on other NBA teams here as we work our way through all 30 squads. Last Season: Other teams lost more games. Other teams had worse injuries.…

  5. Report: Frank reaches contract terms with Pistons

    Jul 29, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    We’ve known for a week that Lawrence Frank was going to be next coach of the Pistons. Detroit fans are restless about this — they badly wanted Pistons legend Bill Laimbeer to get the gig — but Frank was the guy who blew everyone away during the interview process. Of course, there was still that…

  6. Report: Pistons focused on Woodson, Frank to be coach

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    No real shock with the names, but it sounds like the Detroit Pistons are getting closer to making a decision on a new head coach. Marc Stein has the report over at ESPN. Of the five known candidates for job, sources say that former Pistons assistant Mike Woodson is still the closest thing to a…

  7. Report: Pistons want to re-sign Tayshaun Prince

    Jul 12, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

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    When free agency opens up — eventually — Tayshaun Prince is going to have options. He will turn 31 next season and while he can bring you some solid offense (14.1 points per game on 47 percent shooting last season and he can hit the three) what really makes him valuable is his wing defense.…

  8. Pistons bring in Mike Woodson for second interview

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

    IL: Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls

    Detroit fans want Bill Laimbeer, and other names have been mentioned, but former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson has always been the frontrunner to be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons. Thursday Woodson will be brought in for a second interview with Pistons management, the first guy to get one, according to the Detroit Free…

  9. Pistons GM Dumars has “sense of freedom” with new owner

    Jun 29, 2011, 10:11 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    It became clear within the last year (maybe before that really, but let’s not go there now) that it was time to break up the Detroit Pistons and start to rebuild. The roster that at one point was an Eastern Conference Finals fixture had been caught by father time. But general manager Joe Dumars’ hands…

  10. Conflicting reports suggest confusion on whether Kuester will return to Detroit

    May 29, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    IL: Detroit Pistons v Chicago Bulls

    ESPN.com’s Ric Bucher reports that Detroit Pistons coach John Kuester will not return as head coach next season: Detroit head coach John Kuester will not be returning to the Pistons, according to sources. It is presumed that president Joe Dumars and his staff will be returning, but there has been no definitive indication of that…

  11. Joe Dumars is safe from new management

    Apr 9, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    Now that the Pistons are safely in the hands of Mr. Tom Gores (pending NBA approval), the team can finally move forward. But what does that mean for the management and coaching? The Detroit Free Press reports that the architect of the 2004 championship team and the team that made about a billion Conference Finals…

  12. Pistons president Dumars shows support for embattled coach

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    How bad are things in Detroit? Follow this link to the video of coach John Kuester getting ejected Friday night. Some players on the bench — ones that skipped practice allegedly protesting the coach — laugh when he gets tossed. The situation is ugly, my friends. And it is not changing. Team president Joe Dumars…

  13. Pistons want to bring Tracy McGrady back for another season

    Feb 17, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    It’s time. And I’m man enough to admit it. I was wrong about Tracy McGrady. I thought time had passed him by, his knees were Jello and teams should treat him like he had leprosy. But he’s turned out to be a solid, smart veteran who knows how to run a team. His knees may…

  14. The Rip Hamilton situation in Detroit probably could get uglier, but we’re not sure how

    Jan 23, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    Could be worse. I mean, Rip Hamilton could be lighting stuff on fire. Or Sheed could still be around. Or … yeah, that’s pretty much it. From the Detroit Free Press: But here is what we do know. Kuester said he “made overtures” and “reached out” to Hamilton. Hamilton said he did not meet with…

  15. Rip Hamilton denies he has given up on the Detroit Pistons

    Dec 21, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Rip Hamilton

    Rip Hamilton has seen his role dramatically change in Detroit. He was once the guy run off multiple screens every possession to get him a mid-range jumper. The heart of the offense. Now he most often a decoy who plays fewer minutes every month it seems. Now Ben Gordon is starting and Hamilton is coming…

  16. Is Joe Dumars messing with Pistons fans?

    Dec 19, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    Piston fans are having a bad time of it lately. The team is 8-19, they’ve lost eight of their last ten. There’s rampant discussion that Kuester has lost the team (if he ever had them), and what’s worse, they continue to sit on the sidelines with two trade assets in Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince.…

  17. Joe Dumars may have overstated trade possibilities for Pistons

    Dec 17, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    Here are two excerpts from interviews Pistons GM Joe Dumars recently gave to local media members. The first one comes from an interview Dumars gave to Matt Dery of 97.1 The Ticket: Two conversations I had with teams today, and they say, “You know what? Uh, that might work for us, but, you know, got…

  18. Pistons have nothing in works to trade Rip Hamilton. For now.

    Dec 1, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Detroit Pistons are a once great team awkwardly entering a rebuilding period. Right now they are an uncomfortable mix of the old and the new. They have a new coach — John Kuester — who has brought a different system, but many of the players are holdovers who fit best in the old system.…

  19. The Blazers, the Sixers, the Pistons, rebuilding and you

    Nov 14, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT

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    It sits there on your desk, staring at you. Just a big red button. It doesn’t implore you, it doesn’t call out to you, it’s just a button. But you can’t help but glance at it with the first few losses. Then more and more, you stare. Your mind is racing with what to do.…

  20. Pistons looking at adding low-quality big man to roster of low-quality big men

    Sep 18, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    As the Pistons get ready for training camp in a year they hope will be considerably better than 2009-2010, Pistons.com reports that they’re looking at adding a big man for camp. “We’ve talked about maybe adding one person to training camp and we’re discussing that and we’re going to make a decision by the end…

  21. Michigan Wolverines recruiting strategy:Get relatives of former NBA players

    Sep 15, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

    Take a look at the roster of the Michigan Wolverines basketball team. The Big Lead did and it is interesting. You have Jordan Dumars, son of the legendary Bad Boy Piston Joe Dumars. There is Tim Hardaway Jr., who is the son of… if I have to explain that to you, your problems have gotten…

  22. Tracy McGrady may have signed with the Pistons…or…not

    Aug 7, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

    Allright, so we talked earlier about how Tracy McGrady didn’t have any options and was out in the cold. No luck. No go. Iverson’d. Okay, so maybe not. Draft Express, at the NC Pro-Am today, is reporting via Twitter that McGrady has signed with the Pistons for a one-year deal. Hurray! Tracy’s journey is finally…

  23. Nets look at Joe Dumars, Jeff Bower to be general manager

    Jul 5, 2010, 11:45 PM EDT

    UPDATE 11:45 pm: Joe Dumars said, “What you talkin’ bout, Willis?” Not that there’s a Willis involved in this story, but you get the idea. He told the Detroit News he has had not interviewed for the Nets job and has no interest in leaving Detroit. He said the media report was full of it.…

  24. The future isn't so bright for the Pistons

    May 26, 2010, 11:39 AM EDT

    The Detroit Pistons are in a heap of trouble. They may have the No. 7 pick in this year’s draft, but they’re also locked into a roster that was good enough to tie for 13th in the Eastern Conference this season. There will be some growth with some of the younger players on the roster…

  25. Ben Wallace mulling retirement

    May 20, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    In the middle of a disastrous Pistons season, Ben Wallace had a rebirth, his best season in a long time. Not that anybody noticed because people stopped watching Detroit early on, but he played pretty well. He played more minutes per game, led the Pistons in rebounds per game, shot at one of the highest…

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