Joe Dumars III is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He could play either shooting guard or point guard on offense and was a highly effective defender. He played his entire fourteen-year career with the Detroit Pistons. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dumars and Isiah Thomas combined to form one of the best backcourts in NBA history. Initially a shooting guard, Dumars moved to point guard following Thomas' retirement in 1994, sharing ball-handling duties with Grant Hill. Dumars was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Dumars served as the president of basketball operations for the Pistons from 2000 to 2014.
|Born:||May 24, 1963, Shreveport, Louisiana|
|Listed height:||6 ft 3 in|
|Listed weight:||190 lb|
|High school:||Natchitoches Central, (Natchitoches, Louisiana)|
|College:||McNeese State (1981–1985)|
|NBA draft:||1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18, Detroit Pistons|
About Joe Dumars
Former NBA guard and 6-time All-Star who helped the Detroit Pistons win back-to-back NBA Championships in 1989 and 1990. After retirement, he served as the Pistons' President of Basketball Operations for over a decade.
He played college basketball at McNeese State from 1981 to 1985 and was selected 18th overall in the 1985 NBA Draft.
He married Debbie Dumars in 1989.
He and Isiah Thomas formed a dominant backcourt for the Detroit Pistons in the 1980s and early 1990s.
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