Joe Dumars is one of the most well-known and beloved NBA players of all time and found great success – and two championships – with the Detroit Pistons before moving on to a career in NBA front offices, including with the Sacramento Kings.
Dumars is the chief strategy officer for the Kings.
Well, he was.
Sacramento Kings chief strategy officer Joe Dumars is departing from the organization and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer is joining the NBA as its Executive Vice President Head of Basketball Operations, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 2, 2022
It was announced that Dumars is leaving Sacramento and is instead joining the NBA as its Executive Vice President Head of Basketball Operations.
Dumars has been with the Kings for a few years now…but not a lot changed under his leadership.
Dumars is one of the most talented guards in the history of the league.
He was a six-time All-Star and Finals MVP in 1989.
Despite all of that success, his time in Sacramento was not met with much success.
In 2022, the Kings missed the playoffs for the 16th straight year – breaking the NBA record for the longest playoff drought.
The team hasn’t reached the postseason since 2006.
There have been plenty of changes on the court – and on the coaching staff – yet no luck has been found for the troubled team.
While the players on the team have long received the disdain of fans, the front office has long been considered the biggest enemy.
Earlier this year, that front office made a big change.
Some thought that could lead to brighter days for the Kings but they actually went just 9-15 after the trade.
Will next year be the one when the Kings turn it around?
Or will they make NBA history yet again?
The cycle seems to never end.