The Portland Trail Blazers have found their 15th head coach. They are finalizing a contract to make former NBA point guard and current Clippers assistant coach Chauncey Billups the Blazers next head coach. The Blazers had invited Billups, Becky Hammon, and Mike D’Antoni in for second interviews this past week after parring down a list of 8 candidates. The Blazers decided on Billups who Star Damian Lillard had picked off of a list of choices a few weeks ago.
Chauncey Billups is a 5 time NBA all star and a NBA finals MVP. His career in the NBA spanned 20 years, winning a championship in 2004 with the Detroit Pistons, one the leagues most memorable defensive teams. The Blazers were 29th in defense this past season, and needed a defensive minded coach. Billups can help them there.
The Blazers will announce his hiring Tuesday in a press conference scheduled to start at noon.