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Pistons say Joe Dumars' job is safe

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05:05 PM ET 10.31 | The Detroit Pistons made two of the biggest moves of the entire offseason. They signed former Atlanta Hawks Forward Josh Smith and acquired former Milwaukee Bucks Point Guard Brandon Jennings in a sign-and-trade, giving up former Kentucky Wildcats point guard Brandon Knight to do it. They also brought back a Pistons legend in point guard Chauncey Billups. Obviously, General Manager Joe Dumars had a lot to do with that. Dumars has been one of the most criticized executives in the NBA lately and with good reason. Since he helped build the Pistons into eastern conference power, the team has faltered. Poor free agency signings, such as forward Charlie Villanueva and guard Ben Gordon have done the Pistons in. However, the Pistons have drafted well lately and can now pair Smith with big men Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. Pistons owner Tom Gores is set to let Dumars see this through and said as much when he asked if Dumars was on the hot seat.

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November 1, 2013  01:01 AM ET

His job being 'safe' does not make him a good GM. Picking up Monroe and Drummond in the draft were good moves that were offset by him signing Villanueva and Gordon.

November 1, 2013  01:08 AM ET

Dumars has been done for a while now. Pistons are clueless.

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November 1, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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Perhaps true. However Dumars will stay because of 2 main reasons:- He brought the franchise a title, and the team stayed in contention for 4 more years afterward until Chauncey Billups was traded. The team had 6 strong years, followed by the past 5 weak years. So it still evens out. - He is a Pistons legend, and that earns him some slack - a lot of slack.However, if things do not get better in the next couple years, then it is quite likely that Dumars will have to go.

The last Detroit title was not won due to Dumars' efforts, but in spite of them. Lets be honest. While a win is a win, and a title is a title, the Lakers lost that Finals more than the Pistons won it. Had the Lakers not been experiencing the infighting and team unrest and played up to even 1/2 of their potential, there is no way Detroit would've prevailed. NO WAY. That Laker team was stacked and lost only because Shaq and Kobe's childishness infected the team.

November 1, 2013  08:50 AM ET

They're undefeated so his job is safe so far.

 
November 1, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Don't Come To LA, Bro.

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