Joe Dumars is a professional basketball player and a professional basketball executive in the National Basketball Association. He served as the president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons from 2000 to 2014. As a player, he won two NBA Championships. In 1989, he was also named the NBA Finals MVP.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Joe Dumars III was born on May 24, 1963, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He stands 191 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 88 kg. His parents are Ophelia and Joe Dumars Jr. As a kid, he preferred playing football. One of his brothers, David Dumars, went on to play football for the United States Football League.

High School and College Career

He attended the Natchitoches Central High School. He later went on to play collegiate basketball for McNeese State University. From 1982 to 1985, he was named to the First-team All-Southland.

Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.91 m / 88 kg
Born 24 May 1963
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
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Professional Career

He was the 18th overall pick during the 1985 NBA Draft. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons and played with them for the entirety of his NBA career. While with the Pistons, he was named to the 1986 All-Rookie First Team.

In 1989, he was instrumental in helping the Pistons win the NBA Championship. In the same year, he was named the NBA Finals MVP. The Pistons also won the title in 1990. Dumars was first named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 1990. Throughout his career, he would be named to the All-Star team a total of six times.

He was a member of the Pistons’ “Bad Boys” but he has always been known for his upstanding behavior and quiet demeanor. He was also the first player to receive the NBA Sportsmanship Award. When he retired, the Pistons also retire Jersey Number 4.

NBA Executive

After his stint as a professional player, he served as an Executive for the league. In the 2002-2003 season, he was named the Executive of the Year. In 2004, he was the executive for the Pistons when they won an NBA championship.

Career Highlights

  • 1989, 1990 - NBA champion
  • 1989 - NBA Finals MVP
  • 1990–1993, 1995, 1997 - NBA All-Star
  • 1993 - All-NBA Second Team
  • 1990, 1991 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 - NBAAll-Defensive First Team
  • 1991 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 1986 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 1994 - J. Walter Kennedy CitizenshipAward
  • 1996 - NBA Sportsmanship Award
  • No. 4 retired by Detroit Pistons
  • 1985 - Southland Player of the Year
  • 1982–1985 - First-team All-Southland
  • No. 4 retired by McNeese StateCowboys

As executive:

  • 2004 - NBA champion
  • 2003 - NBA Executive of the Year

  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player
  • College Basketball Hall of Fame -2006

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