NBA: Billups, Drew aim to join Clippers' coaching staff -- report

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Posted at Nov 09 2020 09:09 AM

NBA: Billups, Drew aim to join Clippers' coaching staff -- report 1
A close up shot of NBA Legend Chauncey Billups on the court before the Memphis Grizzlies game against the LA Clippers on January 4, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Chris Elise, NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

Chauncey Billups and Larry Drew are finalizing deals to join the Los Angeles Clippers' coaching staff, according to a report from ESPN on Sunday night.

Billups and Drew would provide experience on the bench for incoming head coach Tyronn Lue. Billups is a 17-year NBA veteran who retired at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, and Drew has served as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Billups has been longtime friends with Lue, who replaced Doc Rivers earlier this offseason as the Clippers' head coach. Drew has a 162-226 record in five seasons as an NBA coach.

Los Angeles went 49-23 this season to finish second in the Western Conference, but the Clippers' championship hopes ended as they lost in seven games against the Denver Nuggets in the conference semifinals.