Report | Cavs and Billups have mutual interest in front-office role

Former Detroit Pistons player Chauncey Billups addresses the media before the NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Pistons are scheduled to retire his jersey during a halftime ceremony. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

[UPDATE]: Former NBA point guard Chauncey Billups reportedly met with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Tuesday while a second meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Associated Press and ESPN.

Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and former NBA point guard Chauncey Billups reportedly have mutual interest in a front-office role, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. Reports come just a few hours after the Cavaliers parted ways with former GM David Griffin and assistant GM Trent Redden.

Billups will reportedly meet with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Tuesday, according to Windhorst.

Over the last handful of days, reports have Cleveland being in discussions with both the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls, in hopes of acquiring either Paul George or Jimmy Butler to pair with LeBron James to combat the Golden State Warriors.

Cleveland lost the NBA Finals to Golden State in five games this past season, the second time in the last three years that the team has fallen short to the Warriors.

James was reportedly not consulted in the decision to move on from Gilbert and he tweeted his respect and thanks to the former GM on Monday night.

Billups has never served a role in an NBA front office, having retired following the 2013-14 season. A five-time All-Star and member of the 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons, Billups was named All-NBA Second Team once and All-NBA Third Team twice. His No. 1 jersey has been retired by the Pistons.

He played in over 1,000 NBA regular season games during his career, after he was drafted with the third overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics out of Colorado. He would play for seven NBA franchises during his career, but now will focus on transitioning into a front office role at age 40.

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