Joe Dumars III is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. During his four years at McNeese State University, Dumars averaged 22.5 points per game. He finished his college career as the 11th leading scorer in NCAA history. Drafted 18th overall in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.
He mainly played shooting guard and was a highly effective defender. He played his entire fourteen-year career with the Detroit Pistons. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dumars and Isiah Thomas combined to form one of the best backcourts in NBA history, winning multiple championships. Dumars moved to point guard following Thomas' retirement in 1994. During his career, he was selected to the All-Star team six times, and to the All-Defensive first team four times. In 14 seasons, all with the Pistons, Dumars scored 16,401 points, handed out 4,612 assists, grabbed 2,203 rebounds and recorded 902 steals.
Dumars was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Dumars served as the president of basketball operations for the Pistons from 2000 to 2014. As of 2021, he is chief strategy officer of the Sacramento Kings