Chauncey Billups voted by NBA general managers as best future coach

Nick Laham

The veteran point guard beat out fellow experienced players like Jason Kidd and Grant Hill.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups was voted as the best active player to become a head coach someday by NBA GMs, NBA.com revealed on Monday.

The 36-year-old guard has 15 NBA years of experience under his belt, and received 20.7 percent of the vote, beating out the likes of Shane Battier, Derek Fisher, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Grant Hill and fellow Clipper Chris Paul.

Billups was also seen as one of the NBA's best team leaders. He ranked third at 10.3 percent, but lost out to Paul, who took home 27.6 percent of the votes. Paul was also voted the best team leader last year.

Paul was named the second-best passer, although he lost by a sizeable margin to Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash. Paul was voted the best passer in the league last year. He was also voted the best point guard in the league by a large margin.

Blake Griffin also got in on the accolades and was voted the third most athletic player in the league, behind LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.

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