1:10pm: The two promotions are now official, the Clippers announced (Twitter link via Greif).
12:36pm: After Michael Winger was hired away by the Wizards to be their new president, the Clippers have decided to promote Trent Redden to take his place as general manager, a league source tells Andrew Greif of The Los Angles Times.
Marc Stein reported at Substack over the weekend that Redden was a “strong candidate” to be promoted.
Redden has been an assistant GM with the Clippers since 2017. He previously worked with the Cavaliers for 11 seasons, winning a title as assistant GM with Cleveland in 2016.
Another assistant GM who joined Los Angeles at the same time, Mark Hughes, will also be receiving a promotion, with a new title of senior vice president as well as assistant GM, reports Greif.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirms the news, adding that both Redden and Hughes will continue to report to president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank. Redden has been a key strategist and talent evaluator for the Clippers, while Hughes is known for his leadership and scouting abilities, according to Wojnarowski, who notes both front office members have drawn interest from rival teams in the past.
Hughes has a diverse basketball background. A former international player, Hughes also played and coached in the Continental Basketball Association before becoming an NBA assistant coach with the Magic and Kings.
He then transitioned to a scouting role with the Knicks, later receiving a promotion to director of player personnel. He spent 10 seasons with New York (2007-17).