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Pelicans Refute Interest in Hiring Joe Dumars

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The New Orleans Pelicans have not discussed hiring former Detroit Pistons player and executive Joe Dumars, a team spokesman said Wednesday.

WDSU reported Wednesday the Pelicans appeared to be looking to hire Dumars to run the team’s basketball operations.

Current general manager Dell Demps’ contract expires this summer and the team has an option for next season, which it has yet to exercise.

”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.”

via John Reid of The Times Picayune