The Los Angeles Clippers have another summer addition to the team, but this time it’s in their broadcast booth.
NBA champion Chauncey Billups will broadcast games for the Clippers as a commentator starting this 2019-20 season, according to the Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. The 42-year-old Billups retired from the league in 2014 after a storied 17-year career with the Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets, Clips and other teams.
The former point guard spent only two seasons with the Clippers from 2011 to 2013, totaling just 42 games played for the LA franchise. Billups won a title with the Pistons in 2004 and was named Finals MVP. He’s also a five-time All-Star and had been working with ESPN, mostly as a studio analyst for their NBA broadcasts.
Here is a little more news: Chauncy Billups will be taking the LA Clippers analyst job, according to sources. He could very well end up doing games on ESPN, as well. The Clippers had gone after the Nets' Sarah Kustok.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) August 16, 2019
The news of Billups’ foray into broadcasting Clippers games comes four months after he was being considered for a front office position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s also worth noting that more than two years ago, he publicly mentioned Los Angeles “depend” too much on then-point guard Chris Paul.
Billups is known for being part of the “no-stars” Pistons team to defeat Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004. Headlined by Billups, Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince and Rasheed Wallace, the Larry Brown-coached team was tough as nails and was one of the best defending squads of the millennium.