Analysis: Joe Dumars was made for his new role at the NBA
October 26, 2022
Joe Dumars might have been destined for this job.
He played with the Bad Boys, those Detroit Pistons teams that were physical, aggressive and intimidating. And even in those rough-and-tumble times, he wound up becoming the first recipient of the NBA's sportsmanship award — now called the Joe Dumars Trophy.
He's now tasked with ensuring that players don't act like his old teammates often did. Dumars became Executive Vice President and Head of Basketball Operations for the NBA in May, making him a major decider in all things related to player discipline for on-court actions.
His first big d...