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Chauncey Billups | Guard | #1

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (41) / 9/25/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
College: Colorado
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (3) / BOS

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Chauncey Billups has turned down the Cavaliers GM job according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
He was the only candidate interviewed so far, so it could be a little while before the Cavs find their guy. LeBron James could leave the Cavaliers as a free agent in 2018 which would set the franchise back for years, so the GM job isn't as desirable as you would think. Mon, Jul 3, 2017 12:13:00 PM

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Chauncey Billups remains undecided as to whether or not he will take the GM job in Cleveland.

Thus far, Billups has been the only candidate interviewed for the open GM position in Cleveland after owner Dan Gilbert fired David Griffin just ahead of the 2017 NBA draft, and while Billups has had a working relationship with Gilbert for over a decade, he's reportedly somewhat hesitant to work for the "passionate-but-demanding" owner. Billups is also aware that LeBron James could leave as a free agent in 2018 if things go south, so that will also likely factor into his decision making process.
Source: AP News
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 04:51:00 PM

The Cavaliers continue to discuss hiring Chauncey Billups as team president, but there is "no immediate resolution expected."

It's unclear what the sticking points are in these talks, and the timing is interesting since Cleveland is reportedly trying to involve a third team in a deal for Paul George. No other names have been mentioned for the position, so for now it looks like it's Billups or bust.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 07:47:00 PM

The Cavaliers have reportedly offered Chauncey Billups a five-year contract to lead their front office, but Billups has yet to accept.

Billups had his second meeting with the Cavs on Wednesday, spending all day with team owner Dan Gilbert, and he was introduced to "a number of executives who would be working under him." Billups has no front-office experience and he'd be stepping into the void created by former GM David Griffin, whom LeBron James explicitly supported prior to Griffin's exit last week. We've yet to hear about another candidate for the Cavs' vacancies, leaving Billups as the heir apparent.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 11:59:00 PM

Chauncey Billups is expected to have another meeting with Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert on Wednesday regarding their open GM position.

Billups looks like the frontrunner for the gig considering he's been the only guy interviewed so far, and with the potential for some major trades to go down during the NBA draft on Thursday, it would make sense for Cleveland to figure this thing out relatively quickly.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 01:18:00 PM

Chauncey Billups was reportedly interviewed for Cleveland's open GM job on Tuesday.

Billups has had a relationship with Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert for over a decade, and he's also close with Cavs' head coach Tyronn Lue, so he does appear to have an inside track to the GM vacancy in Cleveland. With rumors floating around hinting we could see some blockbuster deals go down on draft day, the Cavs will likely want to have their next GM in place by Thursday, so things could progress quickly here.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 07:04:00 PM

Cleveland is targeting Chauncey Billups to become the franchise’s president of basketball operations.

With former general manager David Griffin out of the picture, the Cavs are in a hurry to get a new executive in place, as the draft and free agency are rapidly approaching. Owner Dan Gilbert and Billups are expected to meet on Tuesday. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that "Billups would hire a general manager with the day-to-day front office experience that he doesn’t have on his résumé."
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 10:04:00 AM

The Hawks interviewed Chauncey Billups this week regarding their Atlanta's vacant GM position.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical also reports that Atlanta was denied permission to speak with Portland Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Billups, a current television studio analyst, had previously said that he would prefer coaching to a front office position but is apparently interested in at least speaking with the Hawks.
Sat, May 20, 2017 09:32:00 AM

Chauncey Billups stated during a recent interview that he's beginning to lean more towards coaching and less towards a front office gig.

"When I've talked about my future, most of the time it's been front office," said Billups, "but as I start to take a deeper dive into my future I've opened up my mind to the opportunity to coach. I'd like to have a day to day impact on guys similar to how I was as a player when I led a lot of my teams." Billups was reportedly aggressively pursued by Orlando to join Frank Vogel's staff, but he ultimately declined the opportunity. Perhaps he’s looking for a head coaching gig rather than an assistant job.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 10:21:00 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Magic aggressively pursued Chauncey Billups to be Frank Vogel's lead assistant.

The talks were serious, but Billups has reportedly declined the offer. It sounds like Billups is at least open to the idea of coaching in the NBA, so we'll let you know if he's linked to any other teams.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 08:38:00 PM

Chauncey Billups announced his retirement from the NBA after 17 seasons on Tuesday.

He was named the 2004 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player and had a storied career - one that was sidetracked after he ruptured his Achilles in 2012. He missed 185 games the past three seasons and decided to hang it up instead of trying to (potentially) help LeBron James win a ring in Cleveland. "It's just time. I know when it's time," Billups said. This isn't the last we've heard of Billups though, as he will almost assuredly end up in a team's front office at some point. So long, Mr. Big Shot. It was a good ride.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Chauncey Billups is considered a serious candidate to play for the Cavaliers next season.

Billups has a close relationship with assistant coach Tyronn Lue and had a workout with the team recently. His career has been in question lately as his health continues to betray him year after year. Still, there is always a place for veterans on any NBA roster and he provides stable leadership in the locker room.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Chauncey Billups had a workout with the Cavs on Wednesday.

He's hoping to play for the team and isn't looking for a front-office position. Billups looked like he's done based on playing just 16.3 minutes per game and making only 30.4 percent from the field last season. He'll likely have to earn his role at training camp.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 08:36:00 PM

The Cavs will meet with unrestricted free agent Chauncey Billups.

There was actually talk of him starting for the Pistons around this time last year, but his health really kept him from getting on the floor. Billups would likely just get a minimum deal and wouldn't get many minutes.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Free agent PG Chauncey Billups is working out in Las Vegas in the hopes of earning another NBA contract.

Billups has reportedly looked great during workouts, but at 37 years old he won't be considered for more than a bench role on the court. The 17-year veteran struggled with injuries last season, averaging 3.8 points in 19 appearances for Detroit, and it speaks to his work ethic that he's trying to prolong his playing career.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:16:00 AM

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