It was reported earlier this week that the Minnesota Timberwolves have reached out to LA’s Michael Winger, Denver’s Calvin Booth and Houston’s Gersson Rosas about the team’s vacant President of Basketball Operations position. On Friday afternoon another candidate’s name as come up.
According to The Athletic, the Wolves will be interviewing Chauncey Billups for the job in the near future.
Chauncey Billups and the Minnesota Timberwolves will meet in near future to discuss the franchise's President of Basketball Operations role, league sources tell me and @JonKrawczynski.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 19, 2019
Billups was a candidate for a position with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the summer of 2017, but did not come to terms with the team. Since his playing career concluded in 2014 he’s spent time working for ESPN on NBA Countdown and various other studio shows.
Billups was a member of the Timberwolves for two seasons, from 2000 until 2002.
Later on Friday afternoon it was reported by ESPN that the Wolves will also be interviewing Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon for the open position.
Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon will interview for the President of Basketball Operations job with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 19, 2019
Langdon started his front office career as a scout for the San Antonio Spurs in 2012 until 2015. In March of 2016 Langdon was named the assistant general manager of the Nets.
In Langdon’s tenure the Nets have orchestrated a turnaround from having one of the worst records in the NBA in 2016 to making the playoffs this season. The most interesting part of their turnaround is that the Nets have improved through smart, savvy moves due to a lack of lottery draft picks due to the franchise’s trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with the Celtics a couple of seasons prior to the new regime taking over.