Originally Posted by Ammo
Partly opinion, but I've said before that it is not so baffling. Joe Dumars should be fired. It's clear that when John Hammond was there, they did not have bad decisions run amock. As soon as he left, they became clueless. Joe Dumars is out there throwing darts in the dark.
That's giving a lot of credit to an assistant GM (saying it was all Hammond). Dumars has been at the top since before the team was contending and winning if i'm not mistaken, so he was obviously a big part of the team's success and he deserves credit for those strong Piston teams. That said, I don't doubt that there's some truth to what you are saying.