Chauncey Billups is the head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers and a Former NBA champion with the Detroit Pistons. Following his playing career and prior to his coaching career, Billups joined ESPN in 2014 as a regular contributor to the network’s NBA coverage on SportsCenter and studio shows. In 2021, Billups was hired by the Trail Blazers and has led the team to multiple successful seasons to date. His prowess as a savvy NBA point guard and intelligent NBA coach has led him to developing tips and tricks in team building, leadership, and motivation that he loves to share with business audiences.
Billups was the third overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft and was selected by the Boston Celtics after playing two seasons at the University of Colorado. During his NBA career, the five-time NBA All-Star was selected to the USA National Team that recorded 10-0 record and won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in 2007. While playing for the Pistons in 2004, Billups won the NBA Championship and was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2004, averaging 21 points against the Los Angeles Lakers. Following a 17 year career in the NBA, Billups retired in 2015 and joined ESPN’s NBA Countdown Crew as an analyst and contributor to their NBA broadcasts alongside the likes of Jalen Rose, Michelle Beadle and Tracy McGrady.
Through his formative experiences leading NBA teams on and off the court, Billups has developed into a desirable keynote speaker on leadership, team building, communication and much more. He has empowered audiences of all shapes and sizes to understand the power of teamwork and communication to develop a well-oiled and well-functioning team. Without communication, your team on the court or in the boardroom will undoubtedly come apart at the seams. Book Billups today for an in-person or virtual engagement with your sales staff, university’s student body, or company’s executive team for an unforgettable lesson on leadership.