Chauncey Billups passes on “great opportunity” because of family


chauncey-billups-1Former NBA player Chauncey Billups is a real family man. Billups, who led the Detroit Pistons to their NBA title in 2003-2004 was offered a front-office job with the Orlando Magic, according to Detroit Free Press.

Billups declined the opportunity, because of his family.

Speaking on The Vertical’s podcast, Billups said that he passed on the opportunity due to family-related reasons.

“My second daughter has a couple more years of high school, so I didn’t really want to move away,” Billups said. “It became more of a personal thing than just a coaching job. But it was a great opportunity.”

Billups was a 5-time NBA All-Star, and spent his NBA career playing for Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, LA Clippers, Toronto Raptors and NY Knicks.

Billups holds career averages of 15.2 ppg, 5.4 apg in 31.6 mpg. He made the All-NBA second team twice, the All-NBA third team once and the All-Defense team twice.



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