Pelicans Hire Trajan Langdon As GM

3:33pm: The hiring of Langdon is official, per a release from the Pelicans.

10:40am: Assistant GM Trajan Langdon will leave the Nets to become the new GM in New Orleans, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. The move completes a front office makeover for the Pelicans, who hired David Griffin last month as executive vice president of basketball operations.

Langdon impressed Pelicans officials when he interviewed for the top job in the organization, and the team was happy to be able to secure both men, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic (Twitter link).

He has prior experience working with Griffin, serving as director of player administration and basketball operations for Cleveland during the 2015/16 season, notes Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune (Twitter link).

Langdon has been with Brooklyn’s front office since 2016. He was drafted by the Cavaliers in 1999 and played three seasons in Cleveland, but spent most of his career overseas.

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