HoopsHype Chauncey Billups rumors

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Eric Pincus: The Pistons renounced Chauncey Billups, Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva - waived Josh Harrellson and Peyton Siva Twitter @EricPincus

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While it’s true that Billups has a number of coaching, front office and media opportunities available to him, he hasn’t decided if he wants to retire and walk away from the game just yet. He’s currently weighing his options and trying to decide what’s next for him. “Obviously, I have several options; I have some front office opportunities, some coaching opportunities, some media opportunities and also some playing opportunities,” Billups told Basketball Insiders. “There’s a lot going on right now.” Basketball Insiders

“As far as me playing, I feel really good right now for the first time in a long time – in two or three years,” Billups said. “I know that in the right situation, I can really help a team win. But it would take the right situation. I’m not going to play just to play. I have nothing left to prove and I’ve accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish playing basketball, so it would take the right situation for me to play." Basketball Insiders

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Every summer Chauncey Billups turns in to a coach at his skills camp. But could Billups "the coach" be a full-time thing? "You don't want to end the way that my last couple of seasons ended," Billups told 9NEWS. 9news.com

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Cavs owner Dan Gilbert loves Billups, and with Jason Kidd having success in his first season as a coach after retiring as a point guard, there could be some consideration for Billups, who hasn't yet retired. But sources in Detroit say Billups always has wanted to become a general manager, not a coach. Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 14, 2014 Updates

Chauncey Billups -- Cavs owner Dan Gilbert loves Billups, and with Jason Kidd having success in his first season as a coach after retiring as a point guard, there could be some consideration for Billups, who hasn't yet retired. But sources in Detroit say Billups always has wanted to become a general manager, not a coach. Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 7, 2014 Updates

There are a number of individuals keenly interested in becoming the new Detroit Pistons general manager, although I keep hearing former Toronto GM Bryan Colangelo and Boston assistant general manager Mike Zarren are at the front of the pack. There has also been some chatter about the Pistons possibly bringing in an experienced GM and having him groom Chauncey Billups, the former Pistons star guard. Racine Journal-Times

April 29, 2014 Updates

Detroit Piston Chauncey Billups played for the Los Angeles Clippers for two years under the ownership of Donald Sterling, who has come under heavy fire nationally for racially charged comments he allegedly made to a mistress in a phone conversation that was recorded. More than half a dozen sponsors have severed ties with the Clippers or suspended their relationships with the team. Players for Los Angeles turned their warm-up jerseys inside out Sunday so the Clippers logo would be hidden before their recent playoff game, and they wore armbands as a show of solidarity. Billups said he would have boycotted the game entirely. “If that were me, and my teammates could do whatever they wanted to do … I would not have played that game,” Billups said Monday on the Doug Gottlieb Show on CBS Sports Radio. “That would have been my personal option. There’s no way I would have played in that game. “That’s how they wanted to protest, and that’s fine,” Billups added. “I’m happy that they took a stand … I’m proud of them for doing that.” CBS New York

Billups said his relationship with Sterling while in Los Angeles was one of pleasant small talk and that he did not realize Sterling held the kind of feelings he expressed in the phone conversation now on TMZ and Deadspin. “My reaction is the same as everybody else’s … just embarrassed … just hurt by his comments,” Billups said. “It’s very, very unfortunate … It just had my stomach in knots. “Who knows what’s all happened and what’s all gone down,” Billups continued. “Obviously he’s done a fair job of covering up, maybe, what his feelings are.” CBS New York

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Yet with the Eastern Conference’s longest active string of missing the playoffs, it was time for a change. “You’re talking about an icon,” said Chauncey Billups, whom Dumars brought back to Detroit this past off-season. “An icon in this city and being with this organization for 30 years, being really the center of all that was good here and all the championships that were here — he was kind of the center of all of that and as much to do with that as far as anybody. Obviously he’s an icon here and done a great job. He built this franchise up and kept it going. “That’s the NBA, sometimes it’s just time for a change, and obviously that time’s now, but what he did here was remarkable.” Detroit Free Press

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