Chauncey Billups was hired as the 15th head coach in Trail Blazers history on June 27, 2021. The 2022-23 campaign will mark his second season as head coach of the team.
Billups joined 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 trip to the Western Conference Finals.
A proven leader as both a coach and a player, Billups had a 17-year playing career 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.
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.
Billups is a native of Denver, Colorado and 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.
Scott Brooks begins his second season as an assistant coach with the Trail Blazers in 2022-23. Brooks joined the team after serving as the head coach of the Washington Wizards for five seasons from 2016-21. In 12 seasons as a head coach with Oklahoma City (2008-15) and Washington, Brooks has a career record of 521-414 (.557). The 2010 NBA Coach of the Year, Brooks has led his teams to eight playoff berths, including a trip to the NBA Finals in 2012 and Western Conference Finals appearances in 2011 and 2014. He has four 50-win seasons to his credit, including a 60-22 mark with the Thunder during the 2012-13 season. Before becoming a head coach, Brooks worked as an assistant coach with Seattle/Oklahoma City (2007-08), Sacramento (2006-07) and Denver (2003-06). A native of Lathrop, California, Brooks played collegiately at Texas Christian University, San Joaquin Delta College and UC Irvine before embarking on a 10-year NBA career with Philadelphia, Minnesota, Houston, Dallas, New York and Cleveland. Brooks won an NBA championship in 1994 as a member of the Houston Rockets.
Roy Rogers enters his second season with the Trail Blazers in 2022-23, bringing 14 years of experience as an NBA assistant coach. Before arriving in Portland, Rogers spent the 2020-21 season with the LA Clippers, where he worked alongside Chauncey Billups and helped the team reach the Western Conference Finals. Rogers spent the 2019-20 season on the Chicago bench and before that spent three seasons with Houston, which included an appearance in the Western Conference Finals in 2018. He has also worked as an assistant coach with Washington (2014-16), Brooklyn (2013-14), Detroit (2011-12), Boston (2010-11) and New Jersey (2008-10). Prior to his time in the NBA, Rogers was an assistant coach in the NBA G League for the Austin Toros (2007-08), Tulsa 66ers (2005-07) and Huntsville Flight (2004-05). As a player, Rogers appeared in 137 games in three NBA seasons with Vancouver, Boston, Toronto and Denver from 1996-2000. He played four seasons at Alabama from 1992-96 before being selected with the 22nd pick of the 1996 NBA Draft. Rogers and his wife, Patricia, are parents to Jasmine, Jordan, Saige and Sebastian.
Steve Hetzel starts his second season as an assistant coach with the Trail Blazers in 2022-23 after coaching the team’s 2022 Summer League entry to a championship. Hetzel joined the Portland bench after spending the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach under Steve Clifford, first in Charlotte (2014-18) and most recently in Orlando (2018-21). He previously was the head coach of the Canton Charge of the NBA G League during the 2013-14 season. In his lone season in Canton, Hetzel led the Charge to a 28-22 record, finishing second in the East division. Prior to Canton, Hetzel spent four seasons as a player development coach with the Detroit Pistons (2009-13). He began his NBA career in the video room, first as an assistant video coordinator with San Antonio in the 2005-06 season and then as the video coordinator for Cleveland for three seasons (2006-09). Hetzel graduated from Michigan State in 2005, where he served as a student manager for the men’s basketball team. He and his wife, Anne, are the parents to Aden, Selah and Jackie.
Jonah Herscu joins the Trail Blazers as an assistant coach in 2022-23 after spending the past three seasons with the Sacramento Kings. Herscu began with Sacramento as an advance scout in 2019 before being named an assistant coach in 2021. Prior to the Kings, Herscu spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers as an advance scout and player development assistant (2018-19), and assistant video coordinator (2016-18). He arrives in Portland with 14 seasons of experience in the NBA, NBA G League, and WNBA. After starting his career with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League in 2013, Herscu has also worked as an assistant coach for the Chicago Sky of the WNBA and as a video coordinator for the Chicago Bulls. The Amherst, Mass. native graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in Coaching: Personal Identity, Sports Psychology and Leadership. Herscu earned his Master’s degree in Sports Science, with a focus on coaching, in 2016 from the United States Sports Academy.
Rodney Billups joined the Trail Blazers as an assistant coach midway through the 2021-22 campaign after starting the season as a scout for the Milwaukee Bucks. Prior to his time in Milwaukee, Billups served as the head coach for his alma mater, University of Denver, from 2016-2021. He began his coaching career at the University of Colorado Boulder, serving as an assistant coach from 2012-16 after holding the title of Director of Basketball Operations from 2010-12. Billups’ playing career at DU was highlighted by an All-SBC Third Team selection in 2004-05, the same season he was named co-recipient of the Floyd M. Theard Jr. Memorial Award. The award is presented each year to the DU men's basketball player who best displays the qualities of leadership, scholarship and sportsmanship. Following his collegiate playing career, Billups played professionally with BK Riga of the Latvian Basketball League and Kouvot of the Finnish Korisliiga. The Colorado native joins his brother, head coach Chauncey Billups, on the Trail Blazers coaching staff.