Trail Blazers

Report: Steve Hetzel to join Chauncey Billups' coaching staff

Trail Blazers

Former Orlando Magic assistant coach Steve Hetzel will be joining Chauncey Billups’ coaching staff with the Blazers, per Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer.

Hetzel had been on Steve Clifford’s staff in Orlando since the 2018-’19 season, before Clifford and the Magic parted ways earlier in the offseason.


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Prior to landing in Orlando, Hetzel was with the Hornets from 2014-’18 and got his assistant NBA coaching start in 2011-’12 with the Pistons.


Per multiple reports, Billups’ staff consists of Scott Brooks, Edniesha Curry, and Roy Rogers. Brooks is anticipated to be the top assistant, while Rogers will be more of the team’s defensive coach.