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Three Things Learned From The Maurice Cheeks Press Conference About Joe Dumars

By now you know that the Pistons have officially named Maurice Cheeks as their new head coach.

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2013

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Cheeks Is Pistons’ New Coach, With Work To Do

Nearly two months after Lawrence Frank was fired, the Detroit Pistons introduced their new coach — Maurice Cheeks.

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - JUNE 23: (L-R) Joe Dumars, President of the Detroit Pistons and Tom Gores, Owner of the Detroit Pistons 'fist bump' to show their excitement during the Detroit Pistons Draft Night Party at the Palace of Auburn Hills on June 23, 2011 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dumars Says His Job Was Never In Question

Joe Dumars said the status of his job as president of basketball operations never came up during offseason discussions about how to turn around the Detroit Pistons, a franchise that has won 30 or fewer games in five straight seasons and missed the playoffs in the past four.

CBS Detroit–06/13/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 1: Grant Hill, former NBA player, sits with TNT analysts, before Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2013 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Reid B. Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Did ‘Relentless Competitor’ Grant Hill Leave Pistons A Parting Gift?

Frequent injuries aside, the seven-time All-Star had a lengthy and successful career that included stints with the Detroit Pistons, the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers.

CBS Detroit–06/05/2013

NEW YORK, NY - April 5: Phil Jackson of the 1972 - 1973 Championship New York Knicks team during a ceremony at halftime honoring the 40th anniversary of the team's victory in the NBA Finals on April 5, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Helping The Pistons Means Absolutely Nothing

Phil Jackson has been tapped to help find a coach for the Pistons.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2013

Phil Jackson. (File photo/Kevork Djansezian)

Phil Jackson Joins Pistons In Search For Next Head Coach

The Detroit Pistons organization has hired Phil Jackson to serve as an adviser in the search for a new head coach.

97.1 The Ticket–05/02/2013

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Dumars Should Follow Frank Out The Door

Since 2000, the Lions have had five head coaches. During that time, they’ve had one winning season and zero playoff wins.

97.1 The Ticket–04/18/2013

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Joe Dumars Says ‘The Fans Will Come’

“Certainly, you don’t think you’re going to start out 7-16,” Dumars said.

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2012

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Monroe, Knight Look Like Reliable Building Blocks

President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars built the Pistons into a powerhouse during the last decade by signing or acquiring either veterans in their prime or younger players ready to blossom into quality starters.

97.1 The Ticket–04/16/2012

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Dumars Stands Pat Once Again

In his early years as the Pistons president of basketball operations, Joe Dumars made trades at a dizzying rate.

97.1 The Ticket–03/20/2012

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