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The Minnesota Timberwolves will meet with former NBA point guard and current ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups about the team’s president of basketball operations vacancy, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.
The Timberwolves have also been linked to Houston Rockets vice president Gersson Rosas, Los Angeles Clippers assistant general manager Michael Winger and Denver Nuggets assistant GM Calvin Both. Per Charania, the team is arranging dates to meet with those three, as well as Billups, in the near future.
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor was said to have a strong interest in Billups before the regular season even ended.
Billups, 42, played in the NBA from 1997-2014 with seven franchises, including the Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons. The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly offered Billups their top basketball executive position in the summer of 2017.
It is believed whoever is hired as the Timberwolves’ top executive will have the authority to determine the futures of GM Scott Layden and interim coach Ryan Saunders with the franchise.
The Timberwolves finished 36-46 and missed the playoffs one season after ending one of the league’s longest droughts. They are looking to replace former president/coach Tom Thibodeau, fired during the season.