Reports indicate that New Orleans Pelicans front office officials met with former Detroit Pistons President Joe Dumars on several occasions during the season to gauge his interest in a possible position with the franchise. Dumars is a Louisiana native and has several ties to the organization. Current GM Dell Demps’ contract expires this summer with the team holding an option for next season. They Pelicans have yet to make it known if they are going to offer Demps a new deal.
Update: The Pelicans released the following statement:
”With so many questions surrounding the end of the successful Pelicans season and now Joe Dumars in particular, no job offer or position has been discussed with Joe regarding the Pelicans,” Pelicans spokesman Greg Bensel said in a statement released by the team. ”He is very close to our organization and our ownership and he has our utmost respect.”