Report: Hawks to interview Billups for GM post

Sam Amico

Former NBA guard Chauncey Billups is in line to interview for the Atlanta Hawks' general manager vacancy, according to a report from ESPN.

Billups won a championship as a player with the Detroit Pistons in 2004 and is currently an ESPN broadcast analyst.

Per the report:

The interview is expected to occur Tuesday in Los Angeles, sources say, and it is believed the organization isn't looking to drag out the hiring process. ...

Billups, 40, is a five-time All-Star who is regarded as one of the top young front-office prospects. The 2004 NBA Finals MVP has made it known throughout his 17-year professional career that under the right circumstances, he'd be intrigued by the possibility of running his own team.

Other names linked to the Hawks opening include Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin, Brooklyn Nets executive Trajan Langdon and Billups' former GM with the Pistons, Joe Dumars.

The Hawks reportedly were denied the chance to speak with Portland trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey.

The position of Hawks GM was created after the team reassigned GM Wes Wilcox and head coach/team president Mike Budenholzer. Wilcox will work in an a role assisting the ownership team, while Budenholzer will strictly coach.