AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons have decided not to renew Joe Dumars’ contract as president of basketball operations.
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.
Detroit has one of the game’s top young big men in Andre Drummond, but he’s one of the franchise’s few bright spots at the moment.
AP Sports Writer Larry Lage contributed.
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