Pistons deny interest in Billups for front-office post

Chauncey Billups reportedly is on the radar to be part of a revamped Detroit Pistons front office.

Chauncey Billups spurned the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was reported the Detroit Pistons will have more success.

The former Pistons standout point guard reportedly turned down an offer from Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert to succeed former general manager David Griffin to run the Cavaliers last summer.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported the Pistons have Billups on their radar.

However, Pistons spokesman Mark Barnhill had a succinct response to the report.

Billups said he has not pursued a position with the Pistons.

Stein had reported, “Billups ultimately turned down to take over Cleveland’s front office last summer, at least in part because he was not prepared to leave his television role with ESPN and the time it affords him with his family in Denver.

‘But there’s a growing sense that the Pistons believe they have a real shot to convince Billups to make the leap this time, which would undoubtedly be well-received by the local fanbase given Billups’ stature in the Detroit community.”