Joe Dumars is a retired American professional basketball player and current executive. He was born on May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Dumars played shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1985 to 1999. He spent his entire career with the Detroit Pistons, helping lead the team to two NBA championships in 1989 and 1990, and the NBA Finals in 1988. He was named to the All-Star Game six times and was selected to the All-NBA Third Team once.
Dumars was known for his toughness, his defensive prowess, and his clutch shooting. He was an integral part of the “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and his reputation as a fierce competitor and a winner still resonates with basketball fans today.
After retiring from the NBA, Dumars became a successful executive in the league. He served as the President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons from 2000 to 2014, helping build a team that won the NBA championship in 2004.
Joe Dumars is widely regarded as one of the best two-way players in the history of the NBA, and his contributions to the sport of basketball both on and off the court have been immense.
Dumars is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.