19 Facts About Joe Dumars


Joe Dumars III was born on May 24,1963 and is an American professional basketball executive and former player who is the executive vice president and head of basketball operations of the National Basketball Association.

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Joe Dumars could play either shooting guard or point guard on offense and was a highly effective defender.

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Joe Dumars played his entire fourteen-year career with the Detroit Pistons.

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Joe Dumars was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Joe Dumars served as the president of basketball operations for the Pistons from 2000 to 2014.

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Joe Dumars grew up in an athletic family and he actually preferred football as a child, as all five of his brothers were defensive standouts at Natchitoches Central High School.

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Joe Dumars played defensive back on the football team until junior high school when a big hit on the field directed him toward basketball.

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Joe Dumars's father built a hoop in the backyard, where Dumars would practice his jump shot.

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Joe Dumars finished his college career as the 11th leading scorer in NCAA history.

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Joe Dumars won two championships as a player in 1989 and 1990, and was voted the 1989 Finals MVP, averaging 27.

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In 14 seasons, all with the Pistons, Joe Dumars scored 16,401 points, handed out 4,612 assists, grabbed 2,203 rebounds and recorded 902 steals.

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Joe Dumars was the first recipient of the NBA Sportsmanship Award which has been named the Joe Dumars Trophy.

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Joe Dumars has the distinction as being the only Pistons player to ever wear this number since moving to Detroit.

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Joe Dumars played for the US national team in the 1994 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.

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On February 9,2014, Joe Dumars fired Maurice Cheeks as head coach and appointed John Loyer as interim head coach.

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On June 21,2019, Joe Dumars was named special advisor to the general manager of the Sacramento Kings.

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On May 2,2022, Joe Dumars was named the executive vice president and head of basketball operations of the NBA.

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Joe Dumars was majority owner as well as CEO and President of Detroit Technologies for approximately 10 years.

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Joe Dumars sold off his interest in the company in 2006 to pursue other business interests and focus on his role as Pistons' president of basketball operations.

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