WATCH: Does Chauncey Billups’ past hurt his Boston Celtics coaching hire chances?

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Despite a spate of recent stumbles by the organization, the head coaching position of the Boston Celtics is still among the most desired and prestigious in the NBA, which has some questioning whether a handful of reported candidates are of sufficient character to helm the storied franchise’s roster.

This is exactly the question at hand for the hosts of the CLNS Media “Dome Theory” podcast when discussing the candidacy of one Chauncey Billups. With whispers regarding past allegations of sexual assault growing louder among fans of the Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers — with whom Billups is also interviewing — the debate over whether the former Celtic draft pick ought to be in the running for Boston’s top coaching gig is an important one.

On one hand, the incident in question is the sole example of such a black mark on Billups career, but on the other, there has been no evident contrition with plenty of qualified candidates with no such past to have to consider.

Watch the video embedded above to hear their take on this most difficult — but critical — factor the front office will need to take into consideration in making what is likely a critical hire for the franchise.

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