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Rumors are swirling that Blazers coach Chauncey Billups is on the move

On Wednesday afternoon, some very mild rumors spread online regarding the Portland Trail Blazers’ coaching situation. SI’s Chris Mannix provided an unexpected update on Head Coach Chauncey Billups. Days after the Blazers did not renew the contracts of his assistant coaches, Billups’ status was reportedly being monitored by other teams. If quoted from Mannix’s social media account:

Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix)
Teams are monitoring Chauncey Billups’ situation in Portland, league sources told @SInow. The Blazers are rebuilding and just parted ways with two assistants, including Billups’ brother Rodney. If Billups and Portland split, Billups would quickly emerge as a candidate for other jobs

Shortly afterwards, Blazers reporter Sean Highkin confirmed on social media that he had heard similar mutterings.

Billups was signed to a five-year contract in 2021, including a team option for last season. The upcoming 2024-25 season will be Billups’ last guaranteed season unless the Blazers pick up his team option. So far there has been no word or announcement that they are doing this.

In his three years as head coach of the Trail Blazers, Billups has a win/loss record of 81-165. Portland is his first NBA coaching position.