NBA: Dumars officially stepping down as Pistons’ GM
Published: April 14, 2014 10:27AM
Updated: April 14, 2014 11:46PM
In this July 16, 2013, photo, Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars speaks during a news conference in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Pistons have decided not to renew Dumars' contract as president of basketball operations, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday, April 13, 2014. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made any announcement on Dumars' future, says Dumars will remain with the Pistons as an adviser. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Auburn Hills, Mich. • Joe Dumars is stepping down as the Detroit Pistons’ president of basketball operations.

The team made the move official Monday, with owner Tom Gores saying the Pistons are “turning the page” and Dumars saying it’s time for a new chapter. Dumars will remain an adviser to the ownership team.

Detroit lost its home finale Sunday, dropping to 29-52 with one game remaining in the season. The Pistons will miss the postseason for a fifth consecutive year.

After the game, players expressed disappointment in how 2013-14 has gone. Now they have little choice but to wait and see who will be in charge of basketball operations in the future — and whether that person will be able to bring some stability to the franchise.