League executives: Pistons’ Joe Dumars to resign

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Detroit, MI, United States (4E Sports) – Several league executives revealed that Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars is expected to resign before his contract expires on July 1.

Dumars was behind the signing of high-priced free agents Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings in the offseason but the team struggled to a disappointing 28-49 record that has them out of playoff contention.

A newspaper report earlier said that Dumars was planning to resign, possibly as early as this week.

Dumars has spent 29 years with the franchise, as both a player and an executive, and has had a hand in every Detroit title.

Drafted in 1985, he retired as a player in 1999 and took over as Pistons president in 2000. His changes led to a title in 2004, followed by another Finals appearance the next season.

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