The Pistons announced that Joe Dumars has been signed a contract for three more years as President of Basketball Operations. After guiding the organization to it third title and fourth finals appearance, Dumars has drawn ire from fans and ridicule from critics for a rash of questionable moves that pushed the once noble franchise toward the bottom of the standings - but not so far that they've been able to garner a franchise changing pick. "We looked at our options," said Tom Gores, majority owner of the Pistons, "and we felt that we had to stay the course." Dumars was honored at the 25th anniversary of the Bad Boys first championship and received a smattering of jeers before teammate turned executive Isiah Thomas intervened. Also present was Bill Laimbeer, a WNBA champion coach and NBA perennial coaching candidate. "We talked about some things," Thomas admitted, "Tom's an interesting guy. Very intense." When asked about the state of the team, Joe Dumars spoke mainly about having 'character guys' and 'not letting assets go.' "You take a guy like Stuckey, a guy who can play some point and some off guard, a guy who can get into the lane, you don't let a guy like that walk." Rodney Stuckey began the season poised for a breakout in his contract year but suffered inconsistency as the team faltered during the second half. "Most importantly, we've got guys like Stuckey, Monroe, Josh, you know, who need some stability, and that's on me. I accept that. I've accepted that what, five time in a row already. But you've got to move on. Move on to the next guy." When asked if had plans to trade Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings or Greg Monroe, Dumars was very clear. "We believe, and I talked with Tom at length about this, we believe we have a solid core. We haven't given these guys the right environment to do what they need to do. I know what you guys are saying. I read the papers too, man. But the NBA today is about versatility. About guys that can play two positions maybe even three. Look at Kyle man. Dude has got no business being in the NBA but he starts at the 2. Kyle starts at the 2 for us so that's what I'm talking about." The play of small forward Kyle Singler and phenom Andre Drummond have been bright spots in an otherwise dismal year. "We're going to build around Dre," said Dumars, "We're going to build around this young kid. And with a guy so young, you need a mix of veterans and guys at the end of their careers. Guys who've been there. Guys who are not afraid of an open long 2 with sixteen seconds left on the clock. But we have to build and you can't just rely on the draft." When asked about trading a future draft pick along with Ben Gordon for an expiring contract, Dumars said very little. "You have conditions sometimes that need to be met. And sometimes those aren't all about basketball. You make choices and you move on."