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May 19, 1989
National Basketball Assn. coaches voted scoring champion Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, Dennis Rodman and Joe Dumars of the Detroit Pistons, Larry Nance of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz to the all-defensive team.
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August 2, 2008
Santa Claus is alive and well and living in Detroit. Joe Dumars, president of operations for the Pistons, signed Kwame Brown to a two-year, $8-million contract. I'm making up my Christmas list to send to Joe tomorrow. Ralph S. Brax, Lancaster
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April 9, 2006 | Michael Wilbon, Washington Post
The twist is rich and inescapable, a wound to their young egos 22 years ago, but a circle now closed. If Charles Barkley and Joe Dumars were going to be announced formally as new members of the Basketball Hall of Fame, it might as well be here in Indianapolis, where in 1984 they shared a van ride to the airport after being cut at the U.S. Olympic team basketball trials by Bob Knight, the iconic coach who would have you believe he knew everything there is to know about basketball.
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August 2, 2008
Santa Claus is alive and well and living in Detroit. Joe Dumars, president of operations for the Pistons, signed Kwame Brown to a two-year, $8-million contract. I'm making up my Christmas list to send to Joe tomorrow. Ralph S. Brax, Lancaster
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September 28, 1991
Forget the alleged feud between Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas as the reason for Thomas not being selected to the U.S. Olympic team. At least three other guards who were not selected are more deserving than Thomas--Clyde Drexler, Kevin Johnson and Isiah's teammate, Joe Dumars. This is one decision that Thomas shouldn't be doubting. KEN FELDMAN, Sherman Oaks
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June 17, 1989
The last thing the NBA needs is a team of "Bad Boys" as champions. We already have hockey, football and boxing to take care of violence in sports. It is only fitting that the cleanest and classiest Piston, Joe Dumars, should win the playoff MVP for his hard (but not dirty) defense and his incredible talents on offense. ALY RAHIMTOOLA Palos Verdes
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June 12, 1989 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
He might be a big shot in fact but in lore, he is merely the other Piston guard. There's Isiah Thomas, there's the famous Microwave, Vinnie Johnson, and then, only after their parade has gone by, comes plain Joe Dumars. Well, the parade order got rearranged Sunday, not for the first time in this series. Dumars scored 17 of his team's points in a row--while missing one shot--to keep the Pistons in the game and away from a defeat they would have talked about until grass grew at center court in Auburn Hills, Mich.
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April 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Joe Dumars, a steady presence on two NBA championship teams during a 14-year career with the Detroit Pistons, has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, a basketball official said on Saturday. The official, who had knowledge of the decision, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the announcement was scheduled for Monday.
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June 16, 2005 | J.A. Adande
If there's one superstar on this Detroit Piston team of rejects-turned-champions, he is sitting in Suite 219 at the Palace. While the players meet with reporters on the court, the man who put the whole thing together, who defied decades of NBA conventional wisdom, is isolated, in the dark. He prefers it that way. "I do my best work in the shadows," Joe Dumars says. He spent his 14-year playing career with the Pistons in the shadow of Isiah Thomas, his more celebrated backcourt partner.
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June 6, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
When the Detroit Pistons last encountered the Lakers in the NBA Finals, Joe Dumars was front and center, leading the charge to a Piston sweep. The high-scoring guard was the Finals most valuable player in 1989, when the Pistons overpowered the injury-depleted Lakers to win the championship. This time, his role no less vital, Dumars plots the Lakers' demise from behind the scenes.
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February 7, 1997 | Times Wire Services
A sore heel will prevent Alonzo Mourning from becoming the Miami Heat's first All-Star starter. Mourning, who injured the heel in Wednesday's game, pulled out of Sunday's All-Star game. He'll be replaced by Detroit Piston guard Joe Dumars. "It's very disappointing to me because I would have had the opportunity to start, and it's a great honor," Mourning said.
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February 20, 1994 | From Associated Press
Joe Dumars was called questionable in the pregame injury report, but there was no question he was ready to play. Dumars scored 18 of his 40 points in the second quarter and made some key shots in the fourth at Dallas where the Detroit Pistons beat the Mavericks, 105-96, Saturday night. Dumars sank two three-pointers early in the fourth quarter to help blunt Dallas rallies and help the Pistons to only their sixth road victory of the season.
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February 14, 1993 | MARK HEISLER
You thought you had a rough week? In retrospect, you were doing OK if you weren't obliged to fine four of your players because of a sex scandal with teen-age girls, or see your leading rebounder taken to see a psychiatrist by the police or your elder statesman center busted for drugs. That lets the Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics out. News item: Salt Lake prosecutor won't file charges against four Blazers. Comment: Great, we've got our role models back.
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February 7, 1997 | Times Wire Services
A sore heel will prevent Alonzo Mourning from becoming the Miami Heat's first All-Star starter. Mourning, who injured the heel in Wednesday's game, pulled out of Sunday's All-Star game. He'll be replaced by Detroit Piston guard Joe Dumars. "It's very disappointing to me because I would have had the opportunity to start, and it's a great honor," Mourning said.
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April 9, 2006 | Michael Wilbon, Washington Post
The twist is rich and inescapable, a wound to their young egos 22 years ago, but a circle now closed. If Charles Barkley and Joe Dumars were going to be announced formally as new members of the Basketball Hall of Fame, it might as well be here in Indianapolis, where in 1984 they shared a van ride to the airport after being cut at the U.S. Olympic team basketball trials by Bob Knight, the iconic coach who would have you believe he knew everything there is to know about basketball.
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March 13, 1992 | From Associated Press
Joe Dumars scored 33 of his career-high 45 points in the second half as the Detroit Pistons spoiled Don Nelson's 2,500th NBA game by defeating the Golden State Warriors, 119-112, Thursday night at Oakland. Nelson is the first to participate in 2,500 NBA games, playing 11 seasons and 1,312 games for the Boston Celtics, then coaching 1,188 games in 14 seasons, first with Milwaukee, then with Golden State.
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November 17, 1991 | MARK HEISLER
Memo to David Stern: This Bull-Piston thing is out of hand. It's time to sit Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas down and make them shake hands. The rivalry flared anew last week, embarrassing all concerned again. Detroit's Bill Laimbeer, the Rowdy Roddy Piper of NBA centers, bumped Chicago's Horace Grant on a drive, then tripped him, starting the traditional melee. Scottie Pippen and the placid Joe Dumars had to be separated. Pippen and Thomas had words.
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