Gores eager to work with Dumars as Pistons rebuild

The new owner of the Detroit Pistons says Joe Dumars will remain

the organization’s point man on basketball matters as the team

tries to rebuild after missing the playoffs two straight

seasons.

Owner Tom Gores was introduced at The Palace on Thursday, a day

after completing an agreement to purchase the Pistons from Karen

Davidson. Gores says he’ll ”lean on” Dumars, the team president

who has been part of all three of Detroit’s NBA titles as either a

player or an executive.

Gores also says he expects a decision on coach John Kuester’s

future soon.

Gores takes over following a drawn-out sale by Davidson that

stretched back before the season. The team announced in April that

Gores had agreed to buy the Pistons.