Report: Trail Blazers Hiring Chauncey Billups as Next Head Coaching Job

Report: Trail Blazers Hiring Chauncey Billups as Next Head Coaching Job

The Trail Blazers are reportedly hiring former NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups as their next head coach.

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Chauncey Billups will reportedly be the Trail Blazers’ next head coaching position, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Portland offered Billups the job Friday night, per Charania.

The former Finals MVP and current Clippers assistant coach was also previously rumored to be in the mix for the Celtics head coaching job by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. He was drafted by the Celtics as the third overall pick in 1997, but Billups played just 51 games for the franchise before Rick Pitino traded him to Toronto. 

“I like J. Kidd and Chauncey,” Damian Lillard previously told The Athletic‘s Jason Quick and Charania.

However, the Mavericks have reached an agreement with Jason Kidd to make him their next head coach, per Charania.

Billups would replace Terry Stotts, who parted with the team after another first-round loss. Stotts had just completed his ninth season with the franchise, making the playoffs eight times. The franchise peaked during the 2018-19 season after posting a 53-29 record during the regular season and playing in the Western Conference Finals.

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