May 21, 2019, 1:21 pmTrajan LangdonTeam, New Orleans Pelicans
In addition to saying that you can't skip steps and enter win-now mode if you want to build the right culture, new Pelicans GM Trajan Langdon said, "The main thing we need to do is continue to bring in the right people, and create a culture that attracts players who want to be here. As (David Griffin) has said in the past, we want players who are all in on New Orleans."
The new GM has said all the right things since taking over the job, and he didn't hold back in this presser. While these comments can be deemed as normal front office speech, it's not as simple of a situation with the Pelicans as the 6'10" elephant in the room that is Anthony Davis' fading commitment to the franchise can attest. If anything, Langdon is showing that he doesn't plan on coddling a player who is only half in, even if that player is an otherworldly superstar talent.
Source: Jim Eichenhofer on Twitter
May 19, 2019, 11:44 amTrajan LangdonTeam, New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are hiring Brooklyn Nets' assistant GM Trajan Langdon as next General Manager according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.
David Griffin makes his first big hire as the new Head of Basketball ops, getting a guy who played an essential role in the Nets' impressive turnaround. Langdon joins the league's most fascinating team from a front office perspective, holding the keys to what could either be a contending team or a jump-start rebuilding one depending on what is done with Anthony Davis.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 19, 2019, 4:48 pmTrajan LangdonTeam, Minnesota Timberwolves
Nets Assistant GM Trajan Langdon will interview for the President of Basketball Operations job with the Minnesota Timberwolves according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Langdon, a former Duke sharpshooter, has been with Brooklyn for three years and has quickly made a name for himself. With the Wolves rebuilding after the departure of Tom Thibodeau, there are several management spots that need to be filled before the start of the 2019-20 season and ideally before the NBA draft on June 20.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 1, 2018, 8:19 pmTrajan LangdonGM, Detroit Pistons
The NY Post’s Brian Lewis reported that Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon “is still a top contender” for the Pistons’ job.
This was piggybacking off a Woj tweet which noted that Houston Rockets’ executive Gersson Rosas has withdrawn as a candidate for the Detroit Pistons’ open GM spot. With so many moving parts, we’ll have to see how it all shakes out but it appears the former Dukie is making a name for himself.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter