Detroit Pistons fans can now breathe a sigh of relief. According to ESPN, Joe Dumars will not be returning as the Pistons general manager after the franchise decided not to renew his contract as the president of basketball operations.

There is no news yet about Dumars' future, but sources say he's likely to remain with the team as an adviser.

Dumars, at the start of his GM career, was pretty solid. In 2003, he was named the executive of the year. Dumars was the key reason in building the Pistons roster that won the NBA Finals and appeared in another one against the San Antonio Spurs.

However, since 2009, Dumars hasn't made the best of moves. It's actually been since that time that the Pistons have been unable to make the NBA Playoffs.

After acquiring the likes of Chauncey Billups, Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings this season to pair with Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, the Pistons looked like a sure playoff team. In utter disappointment, though, Detroit faltered this season as well for the fifth year in a row.

The only thing Dumars has really gotten right in this five-year time period is drafting Monroe and Drummond, both who have created a solid backcourt on the Pistons. But that's it.

Dumars was planning to resign last week, but it looks like he just won't have his contract renewed. Either way, he's done making moves for the Pistons.


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