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Report: Chauncey Billups leading candidate to be Portland Trail Blazers head coach

Clippers assistant could be on the move after one season.

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We figured Chauncey Billups would be in demand as a head coaching candidate in the NBA, but he may get the nod sooner than later.

The current LA Clippers assistant coach is the leading candidate to become the next Portland Trail Blazers head coach, according to The Athletic’s Sam Amick and Shams Charania on Friday.

Billups is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Clippers, who are currently playing in the Western Conference Finals. His hiring to LA’s staff was seen as a coup for the organization, with Billups drawing interest as a head coach last season before entering the NBA coaching waters with a season on Ty Lue’s staff.

Now, given the wording of Charania’s tweet, the interest stated is very much on the Blazers’ side, and it’s unclear if Billups has mutual interest or not. Billups clearly seems to have ambition to be a head coach, but we’ll see if he’s interested in this particular job or not, you never know how it will proceed. But we’ll keep you posted if it does.