Also, as has been widely reported, Dumars confirmed that coach Michael Curry would return for a second season.
“It was an up-and-down season for him,” Dumars said, “and an up-and down-season for us.”
Curry was 39-43 in his first year as a head coach.
“The fact that we made so many changes for a first-year coach, I had to step back and be a little more patient than I have been,” Dumars said. “During the season, I said to myself, ’What affect is this having on him as a first-year coach?’ I tried to put myself in his shoes.”