Mar 15, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars during the game against the Indiana Pacers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons announce Joe Dumars is stepping down


Now that the Detroit Pistons’ season is effectively over, so too is the tenure of Joe Dumars as the team’s president of basketball operations. The team was heavily rumored to be making a move in the front office and that move came today with an official announcement that Joe Dumars would be stepping down and taking a different position with the team.

It’s worth noting that Dumars wasn’t fired, rather relocated within the organization.

This is a move that will please fans but it puts pressure on the Pistons to turn this mess around fast. Dumars put together a good roster on paper but his inability to find a head coach was his undoing and the roster never came together as a result.

Dumars’ remaining within the organization isn’t a bad thing but someone else will be running the team when they tip off their 2014-15 campaign to get over the hump.

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