Mar 15, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars during the game against the Indiana Pacers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons: Joe Dumars expected to resign as general manager


Joe Dumars’ contract as the general manager of the Detroit Pistons ends this summer, however, reports indicate that he may not even last that long.

[ESPN]

Pistons president Joe Dumars is expected to resign before his contract expires on July 1, league executives have told ESPN.com.

The Pistons signed high-priced free agents Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings in the offseason but have staggered to a disappointing 28-49 record that has them out of playoff contention.

The Detroit News reported earlier Tuesday that Dumars was planning to resign, possibly as early as this week.

Dumars has been apart of the franchise for 29 years as a player and an executive. He was drafted in 1985, retired in 1999 and took over as Pistons president in 2000.

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