Nuggets

Pistons Not Renewing Chauncey Billups’ Contract

View Comments
Chauncey Billups (credit: CBS)

Chauncey Billups (credit: CBS)

Denver Nuggets
Upcoming Games

Buy Nuggets Tickets Full Schedule
Friday Nov 28
vs. Suns
Tuesday Dec 2
vs. Trail Blazers
Wednesday Dec 10
vs. Heat

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – The Detroit Pistons say they won’t pick up the team option on Chauncey Billups’ contract for the 2014-15 season.

Coach Stan van Gundy says Monday’s announcement was a hard one. He says the 37-year-old guard “will always be a valued member of the Detroit Pistons’ family.”

Owner Tom Gores says Billups has shown “leadership, dedication and excellence both on and off the court” and says he’s confident Billups will have “a long and bright future” in the league after his playing days are over.

Boston drafted Billups out of Colorado in 1997. He played for Detroit from 2002-2008 and again in 2013.

Billups also has played for Denver, Orlando, Toronto, Minnesota, New York and the Los Angeles Clippers.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,540 other followers