The New Orleans Pelicans are making all the right moves.
As first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the New Orleans Pelicans have reached a deal with Trajan Langdon to become their new general manager under David Griffin.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 19, 2019
“From the moment I met with Mrs. Benson and her team, it became clear that her commitment to the success of our franchise is absolute,” said Griffin in a statement released by the Pelicans. “This is one more very clear sign of that commitment. Trajan is a tremendous talent and shares in our vision of what it means to be a part of the Pelican family, on and off the floor. We are excited to add he and his family to our leadership group as we continue building upon that vision.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Trajan and his family to the New Orleans Pelicans,” said Pelicans Owner Gayle Benson. “Our priority is to build the best basketball team both on and off the court. This is another positive step that puts our organization in position to be successful.”
This isn’t the first time that Langdon and Griffin have worked together as the former Duke Blue Devil was the director of player administration and basketball operations for the Cavs in 2015-16. Langdon was most recently the assistant general manager for the Brooklyn Nets since March 8th, 2016 and was the G League Executive of the Year for his work with the Long Island Nets this season.