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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Is Joe Dumars fit to run the Pistons?

Sherman, set the wayback machine for 2001 and this excellent dig by Detroit Bad Boys of a story written in 2001 by Chris McCosky (he of yesterday's glowing piece chronicling the stunning moves of Piston president Joe Dumars). His story was titled "Is Joe Dumars fit to run the Pistons?"
Dumars' reputation also has taken a hit across the league. The perception, fair or not, is that Dumars is in over his head and that he isn't willing to put in the time necessary to run a professional organization.

The perception around the league, fair or not, is that, while his contemporary Michael Jordan is running the Washington Wizards like an executive, Dumars is running the Pistons like a player.

The perception around the league, fair or not, is that the Pistons' organization, once a model of efficiency, has become a sad joke.
No doubt Mr. McCoskey is as happy as anyone that things didn't continue down the path they appeared to be.
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