NBA: Timberwolves to interview Billups -- report

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Posted at Apr 29 2019 07:35 PM

Chauncey Billups looks on before Game Three of Round One between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons during the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Chris Schwegler, NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

The Minnesota Timberwolves will interview Chauncey Billups as the fourth and final candidate vying to become president of basketball operations, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Minnesota already has met with Denver Nuggets executive Calvin Booth, Brooklyn Nets executive Trajan Langdon and Houston Rockets executive Gersson Rosas about the vacant position, Wojnarowski reported.

The team is looking to fill the void created in early January when it fired Tom Thibodeau, who served a dual role as coach and president of basketball operations.

Billups currently serves as an ESPN analyst. He had a 17-year career in the NBA, including two seasons with Minnesota in 2000-01 and 2001-02.

The Timberwolves' next president is expected to have a big role in deciding the futures of general manager Scott Layden and interim coach Ryan Saunders.

"The future of the Minnesota Timberwolves continues to be very bright," Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in a statement earlier this month.

"It's more important than ever that we find a leader who can build a successful team in today's fast-paced NBA. We have the cornerstones of a very talented team and need to assemble the final pieces that will elevate us into a playoff team and one that can compete for championships."

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