Basketball Wiretap

Dennis Lindsey Transitioning To Advisory Role For Jazz

Jun 27, 2021 11:09 PM

Dennis Lindsey, the Executive Vice President of the Utah Jazz, is transitioning to an advisory role for the team, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Lindsey released a statement confirming the move. 

General manager Justin Zanik will continue to run the team's day-to-day basketball operations.

Wojnarowski adds that Quin Snyder will continue to have a significant voice within the organization.

Smith is also expected to look to improve the structure of the front office. 

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction

Chauncey Billups Agrees To Five-Year Deal With Blazers

Jun 27, 2021 10:44 PM

Chauncey Billups has agreed to a five-year deal to become the next head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers.

The deal includes a team option in the fifth year.

The Blazers spent much of their process investigating an alleged sexual assault incident in 1997 that involved Billups, according to sources.

Billups' conversations with Blazers officials aligned with independent investigations, and the team found nothing they believed could disqualify Billups.

President of basketball operations Neil Olshey has long considered Billups one of the best leaders he's ever encountered in the league. Their relationship, combined with Damian Lillard's endorsement, played a part in Billups picking the Blazers over other opportunities.

The Blazers plan to surround Billups with an experienced assistant staff.  

A news conference to introduce Billups is scheduled for Tuesday. 

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction