One way or another, it had become widely accepted that this was going to be Joe Dumars‘ last season as the general manager of the Detroit Pistons. The only surprise comes with the fact that he’s stepping down of his own accord, rather than waiting to be pushed out the door.
Dumars became general manager before the beginning of the 2000-01 season. Having been a two-time NBA champion and a Finals MVP as part of the great Detroit team of the late ’80s, Dumars was a franchise legend and a popular choice for the job.
It started out well as Dumars began to construct his team, he was the Executive of the Year in 2003, and in the following season he delivered a championship title to the Motor City. It would go down hill from there though. In the past ten seasons Dumars and the Pistons have become a regular source of derision for fans and organizations around the NBA. It’s been a tale of bad decision after bad decision, that the Pistons fans will be glad to see come to an end.
With that in mind, lets take a look at five of Dumars worst decisions.