After firing Nate McMillan, the Indiana Pacers have begun a coaching search that includes the familiar list of former head coaches and current assistants.

Could Indiana make a bigger splash?

Former Pistons and Nuggets star Chauncey Billups, who has signaled his desire to become a coach, is apparently under consideration.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups has emerged as a candidate in the Indiana Pacers’ coaching search, sources told ESPN.

Billups has no coaching experience. But as the Nets just showed with Steve Nash, that isn’t a deal breaker.

Like Nash, Billups was a star point guard with plenty of skills that should translate well to coaching. Billups connects well with people, communicates clearly and understands basketball on both ends of the floor.

Is he a safe hire? No. But he has the upside of an excellent coach.

After being stuck in the middle so long, the Pacers might welcome the risk.

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