Pistons fortunate Dumars plans on sticking around
Despite all his detractors, Dumars has a proven track record as a GM and the Pistons would be hard-pressed to find a suitable replacement. With the Pistons currently for sale and the future of the franchise uncertain, the job would not be very appealing for any possible candidates.
Dumars has made his share of mistakes as GM, drafting Darko Milicic being No. 1 on everyone’s list, but he has made more good moves than bad ones in my book and has often corrected many of his bad moves (see Nazr Mohammed).
Detroit obviously took a step back last season, going 27-55 and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2001, but it was just the second time the Pistons missed the playoffs since Dumars has been GM.
Obviously Detroit will need to get more out of Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, who the Dumars signed as free agents last offseason, but both severely underachieved last season.
Dumars deserves a chance to rebuild the Pistons and Detroit is fortunate he wants to stick around to take a shot at it.
The drafting of Greg Monroe is a step in the right direction and Dumars has gone on record saying he wants to be busy this offseason. It may be easier said than done, but Detroit fans should feel more comfortable that it is Dumars trying to get it done as opposed to any alternatives.