Chauncey Billups apparently isn’t ready to leave television for an NBA front office job just yet.
The ESPN analyst pulled out of the running for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ president of basketball operations job, ESPN reported Monday.
The report came a day after Billups told reporters he was “still pondering” an offer to replace David Griffin as the man in charge in Cleveland.
It would be tempting to pair a 20-year-old Tracy McGrady with a 23-year-old Vince Carter from the 2000 Raptors, but instead we’re going with Lowry, DeRozan and Valanciunas, who have led the Raptors to 51, 56, 49 and 48 regular-season wins in the last four years, respectively, which are the four highest single-season win totals in Toronto’s history.
Anchored by two Hall-of-Famers in point guard John Stockton and power forward Karl Malone, with a career-40 percent three-point shooter on the wing in Jeff Hornacek, the Jazz could have assembled an absolute force of a 3-on-3 team in the 1990s.
All three players were members of the franchise during its Baltimore Bullets days in the 1960s and ’70s. Earl “The Pearl” Monroe was a star as soon as he entered the league, averaging more than 20 points and four assists per game in each of his first four seasons, while Gus Johnson and Wes Unseld were two of the league’s best rebounders. Unseld averaged 18.2 rebounds per game as a rookie and shot better than 50 percent from the field for his career.