Not quite the news Ice Cube broke, but the Cavaliers are a step closer to hiring Chauncey Billups.
Owner Dan Gilbert has offered Chauncey Billups a five-year contract to head up the Cavaliers front office, but Billups has yet to accept, sources with knowledge of the talks told The Athletic.
Billups has long desired a front-office after retiring as a player. It’d be difficult to find a more exciting opportunity.
But the Cavs are championship contenders right now, Billups – with a little tweaking and, given the Warriors’ dominance, luck – could deliver Cleveland a title next year. Connect with LeBron and convince him to stay, and Billups could keep the window open a while longer.
Billups never shied from pressure as a player. Will he again embrace it as an executive?