Blazers To Interview Becky Hammon, Chauncey Billups A Second Time

The Trail Blazers intend to interview Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups and Spurs assistant Becky Hammon a second time, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Becky Hammon

Billups and Hammon are among those who will receive second interviews this week, Wojnarowski reported, as Blazers general manager Neil Olshey seemingly has intensified his search for Terry Stotts‘ replacement. Stotts and the Blazers mutually parted ways after nine years together after the season.

Per Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic, Hammon is the first woman to become a finalist for a head-coaching position in NBA history. She has spent seven years as a top assistant with Gregg Popovich in San Antonio.

Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley and Spurs vice president of basketball operations Brent Barry are also among those who have interviewed with the Blazers, per Charania and Amick.

Wojnarowski reported that the Celtics also requested a second interview with Billups, in his first season under Tyronn Lue with the Clippers.

Meanwhile, Hammon interviewed with the Magic last week, Charania and Amick reported.

The Blazers, Magic and Celtics are three of seven teams with a coaching vacancy. The others are the Wizards, Pacers, Pelicans and Mavericks.

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