Latest On Pelicans’ GM Search

The Pelicans continue to make progress in their search for a new general manager, according to Will Guillory of The Athletic, who reported this morning (via Twitter) that the team was starting to conduct in-person interviews. According to Marc Stein of The New York Times (via Twitter), New Orleans interviewed former Cavaliers GM David Griffin today.

Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune (Twitter link) has confirmed that, in addition to Griffin, the following candidates are on the team’s list:

  • Interim GM Danny Ferry
  • Warriors assistant GM Larry Harris
  • Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon
  • Rockets VP of basketball operations Gersson Rosas
  • Wizards interim GM Tommy Sheppard

Meanwhile, while his name doesn’t show up on Duncan’s list and hadn’t been previously reported, Bucks assistant GM Milt Newton is also in the mix for the GM job in New Orleans, tweets Jabari Young of The Athletic.

It’s not clear whether all of those candidates reciprocate New Orleans’ interest, or if they’ll all interview with the team. Several of them are believed to be options for some of the other clubs around the NBA who are seeking new heads of basketball operations, including the Wizards, so the Pelicans won’t necessarily be able to hire their top choice.

Still, it appears as if the franchise is moving quickly in the hopes of installing a permanent head of basketball operations sooner rather than later. A big offseason looms for the Pelicans, as Anthony Davis‘ future will almost certainly be decided in the coming months.

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4 thoughts on “Latest On Pelicans’ GM Search

  1. Michael Chaney

    David Griffin is a solid GM, and I hope he gets another chance. I was disappointed when the Cavs let him go.

    • x%sure

      They let Langdon go too. That was less controversial though. In 2002, lateral quickness was a more important flaw than now!

  2. cesc

    Hopefully the new GM for the Pels will be better at dealing with players, cannot believe the way the franchise behaved with AD, the guy gave it all for the team & see the way the team has treated him back, really outrageous behaviour!!!

    • lmj23

      So true… I mean the nerve of a franchise to expect an employee they are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to, to not go behind their backs and collude with LeBron and the Lakers and destroy their season and try to force his way to LA. Your so right, dam them Pelicans for the way they treated poor AD!

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