Via the Free Press,
Dumars to Pistons.com on June 11, 2008: “Three straight years of losing in exactly the same way to me, was enough. I’d seen enough of that. We’re having to constantly fight contentment and make that an issue and, secondly, I need to see a burning desire from everybody that we need to win at all costs and when I didn’t see that this year, it was time to make a change.
This is not Dumars the soothsayer. No, this is Dumars after nearly a decade of dominating the Eastern Conference.
What happened to that Joe Dumars? Can we have him back please?