Detroit Pistons deny interest in Chauncey Billups-Arn Tellem front office


Stan Van Gundy says center Andre Drummond took over defensively for a key stretch in the second half of the Detroit Pistons’ 106-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on March 19.
Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Pistons denied a report by New York Times writer Marc Stein that the team has expressed interest in bringing in former star guard Chauncey Billups to work with team vice chairman Arn Tellem in a “revamped front office.”

Mark Barnhill, spokesman for the Pistons and Platinum Equity, the private equity firm owned by Pistons owner Tom Gores, texted a one-word response to the Free Press on Tuesday: “False.”

Then later Tuesday, ESPN/The Undefeated reporter Marc J. Spears tweeted out Billups’ denial of the report.

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