Reports: Chauncey Billups withdraws from Cleveland Cavaliers' front-office search

NBA.com staff reports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been looking for some new faces to add to their front office of late, and one name that consistently came up as a potential candidate was former All-Star and Finals MVP Chauncey Billups.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, though, Billups took his name out of the running for front-office roles with the Cavs today. Here’s more from Wojnarowski on the move (which was also reported by USA Today‘s Jeff Zilllgitt):

Chauncey Billups has withdrawn from consideration for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ president of basketball operations job, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Billups had met twice last week with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert about a future with the club. They have known each other for a decade, and Gilbert is looking for someone to oversee the Cavaliers’ front office after general manager David Griffin parted ways with the team following three straight trips to the NBA Finals.

Billups knew he would be a possible candidate in Cleveland for several weeks as it became clear a breakup between the Cavs and Griffin was likely. However, Billups is happy living with his family in Denver and commuting to Los Angeles to do television work at ESPN.