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Pistons focus on past, not present, at fundraiser

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm •  Published: March 27, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Several members of the Detroit Pistons' first two championship teams gathered Thursday for a fundraiser, but the man who still works for the team kept a low profile.

President Joe Dumars didn't speak to reporters and owner Tom Gores wouldn't discuss his plans for the end of a season that seems headed toward a fifth straight spring without a postseason berth.

Gores says the Pistons will "do like we always do and re-evaluate," before refusing to discuss his plans for the team's or Dumars' future.

The Pistons are 26-45 after Wednesday's loss to Cleveland and speculation on Dumars' future only increased after the franchise fired coach Maurice Cheeks 50 games into the season.

Hall of Fame guard Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson and other players from the 1988-89 and '89-90 teams took part in "Bad Boys Unite," which raised money for six nonprofit organizations in southeast Michigan, including the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.


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