Chauncey Billups

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Head Coach, Portland Trail Blazers 

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Chauncey Billups: Biography at a Glance

  • Chauncey Billups is the Head Coach of the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA
  • Played 17 seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers
  • Five-time NBA All-Star and three-time All-NBA Team selection
  • Named the NBA Finals MVP in 2004
  • As captain, led the USA basketball team to a gold medal in the 2010 International Basketball Federation World Cup
  • Former NBA analyst for ESPN



Chauncey Billups is the Head Coach of the Portland Tail Blazers in the NBA. Billups was named the organization's 15th head coach ahead of the 2021-22 NBA Season. 

Billups joins the Trail Blazers after spending the 2020-21 season as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers. As a part of head coach Tyronn Lue’s staff, Billups helped coach the Clippers to a regular season record of 47-25 (.653) and a playoff run that currently has the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals. Billups is a proven leader, a mentor with the ability to grow and develop players and has a knowledge of the game that is unparalleled. 

Billups, 44, played 17 seasons in the NBA for Boston, Toronto, Denver, Minnesota, Detroit, New York and the Clippers. In 2004 he was named the NBA Finals MVP after leading Detroit to an NBA Championship. A five-time All-Star, Billups was named All-NBA Second Team in 2006 and All-NBA Third Team in 2007 and 2009. He also received NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors in 2005 and 2006. In addition to his playing accolades, Billups was awarded the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2008, the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2009, and the inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award in 2013. Billups’ No. 1 jersey was retired by the Pistons in 2016. For his career, Billups averaged 15.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 1,043 games.

Billups has demonstrated both his commitment to mentorship on and off the court though his work with at-risk youth and his dedication to helping prevent homelessness.

After retiring as a player following the 2013-14 season, Billups worked as a studio analyst and game analyst for ESPN. During the 2019-20 season, Billups served as the game analyst for Los Angeles Clippers broadcasts on FOX Sports Prime Ticket. 

A Denver native, Billups attended the University of Colorado (1995-97) where he was a consensus second-team All-American in his second season. He and his wife Piper have three daughters.

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