Report: Joe Dumars to step down as Pistons president

Tuesday April 8th, 2014

Joe Dumars has been a member of the Pistons' organization for almost 30 years. (Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) Joe Dumars has been in the Pistons organization for almost 30 years. (Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The last two weeks of what most consider to be an underachieving Pistons' season could include Hall of Famer Joe Dumars stepping down as team president, according to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News.

Dumars reportedly has told multiple sources within the league that his resignation could come as soon as this week. His departure would not be a surprise on the heels of disappointing returns from the addition of high-priced free agents Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings and the playoff expectations of Pistons owner Tom Gores. Even with Smith and Jennings on board, the Pistons find themselves 28-49 and out of playoff contention.

Gores exhibited a sense of urgency during the season by firing Dumars’ choice for head coach, Maurice Cheeks, after just 50 games. After Dumars reportedly attempted to save Cheeks’ job, Dumars' departure seemed inevitable, according to the report.

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