Portland general manager Neil Olshey, for example, told reporters his front office plans to meet with 20 to 25 candidates. However, league sources have long expected and continue to pinpoint Clippers assistant coach and former Finals MVP Chauncey Billups as the likely next head coach of Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers.
Source: Jake Fischer/Bleacher Report
ANALYSIS: Billups was one of the two head coaches Damian Lillard publicly voiced support for after Terry Stotts and Portland parted ways. The former 2004 NBA champ earned five NBA All-Star appearances and made three All-NBA teams as a player. Billups is in his first year as an NBA coach on Ty Lue's staff.