Chauncey Billups and the Cleveland Cavaliers have mutual interest in a front-office role for the retired NBA player, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Billups has had a relationship with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert for more than a decade since Billups endorsed Rock Financial, Gilbert's Detroit-based mortgage company, when the former guard was a member of the Detroit Pistons.
Gilbert and Billups are expected to meet Tuesday, sources told Windhorst.
In addition to his relationship with Gilbert, Billups is also close with Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue, and the two dined together several times during the NBA Finals.
News of Cleveland's interest in Billups was first reported by The Vertical, and it comes on the same day that the Cavaliers parted ways with general manager David Griffin.
Griffin's contract was up at the end of the month, but negotiations between the two sides broke down.
Trent Redden, the team's senior vice president of basketball operations, also will leave the organization. Like Griffin, his contract was up at the end of the month.
Former Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz executive Justin Zanik will be a strong candidate to work under Billups should the ESPN analyst join the Cavaliers as president of basketball operations, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.
The Bucks announced Monday that Zanik is not staying with the organization after Milwaukee bypassed Zanik to name Jon Horst as its new general manager, replacing Orlando-bound John Hammond.
Griffin was Cleveland's GM for three seasons and helped the Cavs to their first-ever title in the 2016 season.
According to a source familiar with the breakdown in negotiations, Griffin did not want to stay going forward, with Gilbert's vision for the franchise being different from his.
Gilbert has owned the team for 12½ years and in that time he has yet to come to an agreement with any of the general managers in his employ on a contract extension.
Currently the Cavs' front office is being run by a conglomeration of Koby Altman, Brock Aller, Tony Leotti, Jon Nichols and Mike Gansey, according to a team source. Gilbert is also "very engaged" in the Cavs' business right now as they prepare for the draft and field potential trade opportunities, according to the source.
Information from ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Marc Stein was used in this report.