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Joe Dumars was born on the 24th May 1963, in Shreveport, Louisiana USA. He is a retired basketball player who spent fourteen seasons in the team of the Detroit Pistons and won two NBA titles in 1989 and 1990. In 2006, Dumars became an inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was been the General Manager of the Detroit Pistons from 2000 to 2014.
So just how rich is the former basketball player? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Joe Dumars’ net worth is as much as $35 million, as of the data given in 2016.
Joe Dumars Net Worth $35 Million
To begin with, Dumars arrived in the NBA in 1985 after four years at the University of McNeese State, where he became the 11th leading scorer in NCAA history. He was selected 18th overall in the first round of the NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. At the end of season he became the NBA All-Rookie Team through reputable statistics of 9.4 points, 4.8 assists per game. His arrival coincided with the club taking power in the Central Division. Winner of 46 regular season games, the Pistons went out in the first round of the play-offs. During each of the five seasons that followed, the Pistons became noted particularly against the Chicago Bulls by neutralising Michael Jordan. They participated in three NBA finals for two titles in 1989 and 1990, peaked of the so-called Team Bad Boys, in particularly rough games especially because of the playing style of Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson, Dennis Rodman and John Salley. However, Dumars was known as a gentleman because his behaviour. Joe Dumars was in the Dream Team II for the world championship men’s basketball in 1994, which the USA team won ahead of Russia and Croatia. Dumars has had many honours during his career. In 1994, he received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his charity work.
Joe Dumars is one of the eight players in the history of NBA who have worn the jersey of their first club for over 1000 matches. His long career of 14 seasons with the Detroit Pistons was consecrated as one of the best shooters of his generation. He won two league titles, six appearances at NBA All-Star Game and four nominations to the Defensive First Team. He retired at the end of the 1998 – 1999 season after setting several club records: largest number of games played (1018) and 3 points scored (990), 2 points scored (16401) and interceptions (902).
Concerning his career as General Manager, Joe Dumars was part of the staff of the Pistons, and General Manager from 2000 to 2014. He was responsible for several key transfers that enabled the club to win the NBA championship in 2004 and reach finals in 2005. To give examples, he transferred Jerry Stackhouse against Richard Hamilton in 2002, sacked the coach Rick Carlisle in 2003, and acquired Rasheed Wallace in transit to the Atlanta Hawks against a handful of second-tier players in 2004.
He is now tipped to become General Manager of the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2016 – 2017 season.
Finally, in the personal life of the former basketball player, Joe has been married to Debbie Dumars since 1989.