Dumars Out As Pistons President

Detroit has decided not to renew Dumars’ contract as president of basketball operations, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made any announcement on Dumars’ future, says Dumars will remain with the Pistons as an adviser.

Dumars was named the 2003 executive of the year, and the Pistons won the title the following season, adding the 2004 crown to the two they won when Dumars was a player.

But Detroit hasn’t made the playoffs since 2009, and the retooled Pistons flopped badly this season.

Although Dumars is staying with the organization in some capacity, his departure as team president and general manager marks the end of an era. Drafted by the Pistons in 1985, Dumars spent his entire 14-year playing career with the franchise, winning NBA titles in 1989 and 1990.

He was Detroit’s vice president of player personnel during the 1999-2000 season before being promoted to president of basketball operations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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