Portland Trail Blazers are honing in on Chauncey Billups as their next head coach

Portland Trail Blazers are honing in on Chauncey Billups as their next head coach

Chauncey Billups has actually emerged as the frontrunner to be provided the Portland Trail Blazers head training job, sources inform ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2021.

The Portland Trail Blazers, who fired Terry Stotts following their first-round exit, have targeted their next head coach.

Wizards coaching prospect Chauncey Billups. (Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports).
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The Portland Trail Blazers are targeting LA Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups to be their next head coach.
The huge amount of head training vacancies in the NBA have actually filled rather quickly. Ime Udoka has signed up with the Boston Celtics as their next head coach, Rick Carlisle is reuniting with the Indiana Pacers and Jason Kidd has actually consented to become the new bench employer for the Dallas Mavericks. The Portland Trail Blazers, who fired Terry Stotts following their first-round exit, have targeted their next head coach too.

Trail Blazers: Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups emerges as frontrunner for head coaching task.
Wojnarowskis sources informed him that Billups fulfilled with Trail Blazers management this past Wednesday in Seattle. In addition, ESPNs NBA insider heard that Billups has actually been in communication with Portland star Damian Lillard through the teams search for a brand-new head coach.
Billups, a former NBA champion, Finals MVP (2004) and five-time All-Star, made the shift to coaching this previous offseason. After Tyronn Lue was worked with to be the new Clippers head coach, he generated Billups as an assistant. While he has actually been with Los Angeles for one season, he made an immediate effect on star Paul George, who turned from playoff bust in past years into the Clippers rescuer when Kawhi Leonard went down with a sprained right knee.
After getting gotten rid of by the Denver Nuggets in the very first round, the Trail Blazers chose to carry on from Stotts, who held a 22-40 record in the playoffs throughout his eight seasons as head coach. Based off the current reports, the Trail Blazers feel that Billups is the guy who can help take the group to the next level. Its all reliant on if Billups desires to take the task.
Whatever the case may be, there seems a deal on the table for the Clipper assistant.

After Tyronn Lue was worked with to be the brand-new Clippers head coach, he brought in Billups as an assistant. After getting eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in the very first round, the Trail Blazers opted to move on from Stotts, who held a 22-40 record in the playoffs during his 8 seasons as head coach.

According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, LA Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups has become the frontrunner for the Trail Blazers head coaching job.