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Report: Blazers to hold second interviews for Chauncey Billups and Becky Hammon

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Earlier this month reports came out that the Trail Blazers were interviewing Chauncey Billups and Becky Hammon to be Portland’s next head coach.

The two have been top candidates around the league for head coaching vacancies.

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Now as the Blazers continue the interviewing process, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that both Billups and Hammon are among candidates who will have a second interview with the team.

Portland has also reportedly interviewed South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, Nets assistant Mike D'Antoni and Spurs vice president of basketball operations Brent Barry, per Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic.

Hammon, the six-time WNBA All-Star, has been on the Spurs' coaching staff since 2014 and is well-respected around the league.

This is the first time in NBA history that a woman is in the final stages for a head coaching position as reported by Sham Charania.

 

As for Billups, a former NBA player and first-year lead assistant with the Clippers, there has been a lot of chatter about him making the leap to head coach over the past couple of years, while the Blazers team captain and face of the franchise Damian Lillard has also said he wants Billups in Portland.

The Trail Blazers and Terry Stotts mutually agreed to part ways earlier this month after Stotts led the team for nine seasons.