HoopsHype Trajan Langdon rumors
Langdon said playing in Europe allowed him to experience new cultures, especially during his six years in Moscow. Like most of us, all he knew were stereotypes of the city, but he learned to understand and enjoy Russian culture. “It’s 15 million people there, you can get anything you need there, the language is difficult, but in terms of getting what you want, it’s like New York,” he said. “The people there are harsh at the beginning. They are just not going to embrace you immediately, especially if you are new. “For me, with the players, it wasn’t about being a person of color at all, it was more about being an American than anything.” Boston Globe
Langdon said his Russian teammates were slow to embrace him because they were unsure whether he would commit to the team or bolt for the NBA at the first call. “There was a level of mistrust at first because they don’t know if you are going to stick around,” he said. “Once I signed my contract extension with CSKA, they began to act differently towards me because I made a commitment to being there.” Boston Globe
Former Cleveland Cavaliers and CSKA Moscow guard Trajan Langdon, who retired last year after winning a sixth-consecutive Russian title, is considering coming back as a coach, he told RIA Novosti on Saturday. "I am missing basketball a bit," Langdon said. "But I don't want to return as a player, maybe as a coach or a manager. I still love basketball, but not as a player." RIA Novosti
Langdon led CSKA Moscow team with 15 points last season, but after seven years in Russia, he thinks this might be his final season in Moscow. At age 34, he admits it might be the tail end of his professional career, too. He and his family now live in Arlington, Va., in the off-season. "I want to go some place I want to be," Langdon said. "I want to go to a good team and a good situation. If that happens, I'll play. If not, then we'll see. ... If it comes along, if it happens, great. If not, I'm not going to be torn by it. It's not something I've been searching for since I was released by the Clippers back in '04." Cleveland Plain Dealer
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