The Detroit Pistons are interested in bringing Chauncey Billups back to Detroit.
Detroit has expressed interest in hiring the former Pistons star Chauncey Billups to work in tandem with Arn Tellem in a totally revamped front office, according to league sources
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 20, 2018
Billups, who played eight of his 17-year career in a Pistons’ uniform, has garnered interest from multiple teams over the past couple years, most notably the Cleveland Cavaliers showed interest in the former NBA Champion for their then-open General Manager position in 2016. Billups withdrew his name from the ring for that position.
The combo of former team star (Billups) and former Super-Agent (Tellum) combining to revamp an organization would not be the first of its kind, as Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka are currently doing the same thing in Los Angeles for the Lakers. But if their early success is an indicator of how things could be (Los Angeles has already surpassed their win totals from the previous three seasons), there’s hope for the Motor City to turn things around.
Chauncey apparently has heard the rumblings and has made his own statement regarding the Pistons position.
“I’m very happy with the on-air opportunities ESPN has given me to talk about the NBA in the studio & at games. Of course, I love my Pistons & Detroit. But I would never push for a job with any NBA franchise that is not open. That’s not part of my character,” – Chauncey Billups.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) March 20, 2018
This is all very early in the process, so as more information is gathered, more will be revealed.
Detroit Lions sign 3-time Super Bowl champion RB
After a week of interviews with the likes of DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore, the Lions have found their back. 3-time Super Bowl Champ LeGarrette Blount is reportedly signing with the Lions on a 1-year deal, worth $4.5M, according to Ian Rapoport.
Fresh off earning his third Super Bowl ring in four years, 6-foot, 250-pound Blount, 31, is one of the league’s most physically imposing north-south runners, averaging 4.4 yards on 173 attempts for the Eagles last season.
In his only season with the Eagles, Blount racked up 766 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 173 carries.