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07:12 AM ET 06.14 | Thursday was supposed to be Maurice Cheeks' day in Detroit, but the spotlight also shifted, somewhat uncomfortably, to Joe Dumars. [Dumars] took queries about the Pistons' recent past and future. For the first time, the team's president of basketball operations answered questions about his Pistons mortality and whether his time running the organization he helped earn three championship banners is growing short. "I don't even get into the speculation with me," Dumars said at the Palace of Auburn Hills. "I'll be fine, whatever." When owner Tom Gores made the decision to fire former coach Lawrence Frank, was Dumars' status discussed? "No, not at all," Dumars said. "The subject never came up."

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June 14, 2013  08:51 AM ET

How long is Joe Dumars going to be allowed to keep messing the Pistons up?

June 14, 2013  08:52 AM ET

His "referendum" happened a LONG time ago when he signed Gordon and Charlie from all the 'cap space' exercise he supposedly done. The Pistons just don't see the writing on the wall. Dumars might be the worst GM out there!!

June 14, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Turn The Other Cheek, Bro?

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June 14, 2013  02:51 PM ET

Joe Dumars was finished being a good GM for the Pistons in 2005!

June 14, 2013  03:32 PM ET
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I have no idea- but its been pretty bad there for a while.It sseems like they haven't been relevant since the truman administration

Exaggeration.

They're the last team from Detroit to win a championship. This picking on Joe D is just silly.

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June 14, 2013  03:35 PM ET
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I have no idea- but its been pretty bad there for a while.It sseems like they haven't been relevant since the truman administration

Um....and didn't the Patriots last win a championship a year later? I love how people want to say it's about rings but yet no one calls for Patriots to be shook up. All those regular season wins are fairly meaningless when the day ends....or that's what fans say when they want to pick on someone who has won but not gone all the way.

There are other factors going on to like the sale of the team during that time and a roster that had finally declined after the long run. The two signings of Villanueva and Gordon didn't work out but both of those guys came in off their best years and no one could have predicted it would go that bad for those guys. If people out there knew so much then why aren't they're more people rich from sports betting?

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