Chauncey Billups
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“So and so,” the Portland Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said when asked if he watched European basketball as a player. “Obviously I played a lot with USA Basketball. One of my best experiences was in 2010 during the World Championship in Istanbul. We won the gold medal. We played against good teams. I really like watching it right now as a coach. I learn so many different plays, so many different actions. It’s just a great game.”