|Full name||Joe Dumars III|
|birthday||24th May 1963 (age 57)|
|place of birth||Shreveport , Louisiana , United States|
|position||Shooting Guard / Point Guard|
|High school||Natchitoches Central, Louisiana|
|NBA draft||1985 , 18th pick , Detroit Pistons|
|Clubs as active|
|1985-1999 Detroit Pistons|
Joe Dumars III (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport , Louisiana ) is a retired American basketball player . Dumars is 1.90 meters tall and played in the position of the shooting guard . He was known for his versatility, which allowed him to take on the role of point guard in addition to his actual position if necessary .
Between 1985 and 1999 he played in the US professional NBA league with the Detroit Pistons team , with whom he won the NBA championship in 1989 and 1990. In 1989 he was named MVP of the final series. Dumars was elected four times during his career to the NBA All-Defensive First Team (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993) and six times to the All-Star Team of the Eastern Conference . In addition, Dumars was a member of the US team that won the 1994 World Basketball Championship .
From 2000 to 2014 Dumars was Team President of Basketball Operations (Manager) at the Pistons. He was responsible for building the championship team from 2004, for which he was honored with the NBA Executive of the Year Award . In 2006 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .
Joe Dumars went to McNeese State University and played there for four years for the college team. He scored 22.5 points on average and he ended his college career as the eleventh-best point collector in the history of the NCAA .
With the 18th pick , the Detroit Pistons secured the rights to the young Joe Dumars, who should represent this team his entire career. For his achievements in his first year as a professional, he was appointed to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1986 . He won two NBA titles in his career as a player, in 1989 and 1990, and was even named MVP of the NBA Finals in 1989. Michael Jordan once called him the best defender he had ever faced in the NBA. Joe Dumars was part of the NBA All-Star Games six times and the NBA All-Defensive 1st Team four times. In his fourteen-year career with the Detroit Pistons, he collected 16,401 points, distributed 4,612 assists, got 2,203 rebounds and recorded 902 steals for the team.
Although he was part of the Detroit Pistons' so-called "Bad Boys" days, in which the team showed an aggressive and extremely physical style of play, Joe Dumars was known for his calm and extremely polite manner. He was the first player to receive the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 1996. The prize trophy has been named after him since then: the "Joe Dumars Trophy". In 1994 Joe Dumars was part of the US national basketball team that won the gold medal. Since March 2000, his jersey number 4 is no longer awarded at the Detroit Pistons. In the same year he was awarded the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for social commitment.
Team President (2000-2014)
Prior to the 2000-2001 NBA season, Joe Dumars was named team president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons. He was responsible for building the championship team from 2004, for which he was honored with the NBA Executive of the Year Award . The Pistons made it into the NBA Eastern Conference Finals six years in a row (2003-2008). After the breakup of the championship team, Dumars tried to get the Pistons back on the road to success with various commitments in the market and in the draft. After the play-offs had not been reached since 2009, the Pistons announced the separation from Dumars at the end of the 2013/2014 season.
- Grant Hill for Chucky Atkins and Ben Wallace , 2000
- Jerry Stackhouse for Richard Hamilton , 2002
- Željko Rebrača , Bob Sura, Chucky Atkins, Lindsey Hunter and two first round picks for Rasheed Wallace and Mike James, 2004
- Chauncey Billups , Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb for Allen Iverson , 2008
Notable draft picks
- Mehmet Okur in the second round of the 2001 NBA draft
- Tayshaun Prince in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft
- Darko Milicic in the first round of the 2003 NBA draft
- Jason Maxiell in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft
- Rodney Stuckey in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft
- Arron Afflalo in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft
Notable free agents
- Chauncey Billups
- Antonio McDyess
- Chris Webber
- Will Bynum
- Tracy McGrady
- Rick Carlisle (Coach)
- Larry Brown (Coach)
- Flip Saunders (Coach)
- Joe Dumars at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame On: Hoophall website; Springfield, MA, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017 (in English).
- nba.com: Player biography
- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: Joe Dumars. Retrieved April 21, 2020 (English).
- Dumars receives NBA Sportsmanship Award ( memento of the original from November 19, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. .
- Gold medal 1994 .
- Pistons retire Joe D's # 4 ( Memento from July 8, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
- todayinafricanamericanhistory.com , accessed November 30, 2011.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Dumars III, Joe|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 24, 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Shreveport , Louisiana, USA|