Joe Dumars admitted that selecting Darko Milicic with the No. 2 overall pick in 2003 is his biggest mistake as general manager of the Pistons.
"All I said about that is that I'll never make that same mistake twice," Dumars said. "That's what you have you do in this business. Whatever mistakes you make, you have to go back, look at it, and see how you made that decision, why you made that decision, and then you have to make sure you never make that kind of mistake again."
Dumars said the Pistons didn't do enough research on Milicic before the draft.
"We didn't have enough background on him before we made the pick. Now we go overboard with background."