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Pistons Deny Report That Isiah Thomas Is Candidate To Replace GM Dumars
Published March 3, 2014
AMONG FRIENDS: In Detroit, Terry Foster writes, "I do not believe Gores will hire Thomas, but it is an interesting thought." Whether Gores "keeps Dumars or finds a replacement, the Pistons must have people willing to challenge the top man." The "only one who has challenged Dumars the past five years is Gores, who spends most of his time in California as an absentee owner who appears unaware or unconcerned about how Metro Detroit now virtually ignores this once-proud franchise." Foster writes Thomas "doesn't want to talk about the Pistons because of his relationship with Dumars" (DETROIT NEWS, 3/3). Also in Detroit, Vincent Goodwill reports Thomas, who is currently an NBA TV analyst, "likely wouldn’t put himself in a position that pits himself on one side and a former teammate with whom he has a friendship on the other -- Dumars" (DETROIT NEWS, 3/3).