Billups returns to a franchise of punchlines and empty seats. They just filled the emptiest one.
Mr. Big Shot is heading for the small screen. SI.com has learned that Chauncey Billups has been hired by ESPN to work as a studio analyst for the upcoming NBA season. Billups will appear on NBA Tonight, SportsCenter, NBA Coast to Coast, ESPN Radio among other ESPN properties.
Five-time All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups, who became the 2004 NBA Finals MVP for the Pistons' title run that year, announced his retirement Tuesday night, telling Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, "it's just time."