The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly hired Trajan Langdon as the team’s general manager, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Langdon has spent the last three seasons as the assistant general manager with the Brooklyn Nets.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 19, 2019
Langdon has played a major part, along with Sean Marks, in rebuilding the Nets into a playoff contender once again.
After several seasons without a plan or assets, to get back into the postseason picture, the Nets made smart and calculated decisions that guided the team back from obscurity. Brooklyn made the postseason this year as the sixth-seed after winning 42 games — a 14-game improvement from the 2017-18 NBA season.
The Nets hadn’t won 40+ games in a season since the 2013-14 season.
The former director of player administration and basketball operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers was named G League Executive of the Year in March for his work with the Long Island Nets – Brooklyn’s G League Affiliate.
It was reported in March that Langdon was one of a few candidates who the Pelicans were eyeing for the job. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans received permission to interview Gersson Rosas of the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors’ Larry Harris.
New Orleans has been granted permission to interview several front office candidates for GM job, including Golden State’s Larry Harris, Brooklyn’s Trajan Langdon and Houston’s Gersson Rosas, league sources tell ESPN. There are more candidates expected to be in the process.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 29, 2019