When the Cavaliers let general manager David Griffin go days before the draft, Chauncey Billups quickly emerged as a potential replacement and favorite to become president of basketball operations for Cleveland. Then, free agency began and still Cleveland had not filled the post.
Now ESPN is reporting that Billups has withdrawn his name from consideration for the new president/general manager position. No other names have been linked to the position.
Chauncey Billups has withdrawn from consideration for Cleveland's President of Basketball Operations job, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2017
Billups' name came out of nowhere and he has no front office experience, a fact more glaring when considering Griffin had helped Cleveland win a championship and spent the majority of his career in a front office role.
Cleveland now continues working through the summer with no GM, using stop-gaps in the front office with little apparent direction. The Cavs' big move to this point is re-signing Kyle Korver.