Return To Form: What Joe Dumars’ Comments Mean for Detroit Pistons

June 2nd, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
Last week, Detroit Pistons team president, Joe Dumars, spoke to the media and offered what many Pistons' fans had been lamenting over the past two years.

“We had some slippage in terms of the toughness and grit that we’ve had for the last 10 years,” he said. “We drifted some from what we were when we were successful...You learn from losing as well. And what we’ve learned is that we’re more committed now than ever before to maintain our core values and not get away from that and not have the type of slippage that you saw this year.”

To most Pistons' fans, this was a lot like what Alcoholics Anonymous preaches in regards to taking the first step—admitting you have a problem. The Pistons have a serious identity problem, and Dumars is now admitting it. What he will do about it (or whether or not he is up to the task) is a different story altogether.

Everyone agrees that changes must be made to the roster besides adding a couple draft picks, and most fans agree that Dumars deserves a shot at taking a stab at this job (although their patience is running exceptionally thin).

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