Joe Dumars: ‘John Kuester has my full support’

Joe Dumars released a statement this afternoon:

“First of all, John Kuester has my full support as we try to make a push towards the postseason over these last 21 games.  We’ve had a long and proud history of being a first class organization that handles its business the right way.  We expect everyone that represents the Detroit Pistons to do so in a first class manner and that will continue as we move forward.”

My reaction:

  • This should have come sooner, but better late than never.
  • A lot of people have wondered why the alleged boycotters have denied a boycott. After all, isn’t the reason for a boycott to prove a point? If nobody knows you were trying to prove a point, what’s the point? I don’t think this protest was directed at convincing the public of anything, thus the public denials. I think this protest was meant to appeal to one man. He just told the boycotters to sit down and shut up.
  • The Pistons aren’t making the playoffs. They should be trying to “make a push towards the postseason,” even if it’s in vain. I won’t knock Dumars a lick for mentioning the playoffs, no matter how unrealistic they are.
  • Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News talked to briefly Dumars and then wrote, “He said he’s not dodging responsibility. He accepts it. He just doesn’t want to add to the verbal noise right now, with the pending sale. While I don’t fully agree with that approach, I understand it.” I’m with Wojo. Dumars’ course as far as facing public scrutiny is reasonable, but everyone would have been off if he stood in front of reporters and faced questions.

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