New Orleans Pelicans Hire Trajan Langdon As General Manager

Langdon was named G League Executive of the Year for his work with the Long Island Nets.

The New Orleans Pelicans announced that they have hired Trajan Langdon as the team’s General Manager.

“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 Pelicans’’ Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, David Griffin. “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.”

Langdon joins the Pelicans after serving as assistant general manager for the Brooklyn Nets since March 8, 2016. Langdon, who also served as general manager of the Brooklyn Nets’ NBA G League affiliate – the Long Island Nets – the last three seasons, was recently named the 2018-19 NBA G League Basketball Executive of the Year after Long Island tied for the NBA G League’s best record (34-16), earning the franchise’s first postseason berth as the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, and advanced to the 2019 NBA G League Finals.

With the upcoming NBA Draft, Zion Williamson and the rumors surrounding Anthony Davis, Langdon will have his hands full immediately. But that’s not a bad position to be in, is it?

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