Trajan Langdon RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:197 lbs. / 89.4 kg.
Earnings: $4,499,280 ($6,687,058*)
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:197 lbs. / 89.4 kg.
Earnings: $4,499,280 ($6,687,058*)
“That’s the appeal of scouting internationally, that it’s all about team and winning,” New Orleans General Manager Trajan Langdon said. “There are really no individualistic things that go on in Europe. When there is credit due, it’s to people who have won. A lot of times when people look at stat sheets and see a guy averaged nine points and three rebounds, (they say) why is he is the MVP of a game or a league? It’s because it’s not only about the stats; it’s what he brings to his team, whether it’s the defensive side of the floor, passing, screening. A guy like Nicolo, you can look at his stat line and be like, ‘I don’t understand the intrigue from the NBA for the last three years.’ But it’s what he brings – he’s a team-first guy, a winner. He’s highly motivated and a competitor. Those are the kind of people we want here, to be a part of the Pelicans organization. He’s another guy who’s going to make people better, on and off the court.”
Jim Eichenhofer: Asked how language barrier may impact Didi Louzada (Brazil) at first, Trajan Langdon noted, “If you’re a competitor and your basketball IQ is good enough, you’re going to figure out how it’s played. Didi has played for a long time, and his English is better than you think it is.”
Earlier this spring, Forde was also the search-firm consultant for the Pelicans, who ended up hiring David Griffin in April to run their front office. Two of the other finalists in New Orleans were Langdon and Harris. Both interviewed. The Pels loved Langdon, according to sources at the time, and those sources must’ve known what they were talking about since the Pels eventually hired him as Griffin’s No. 2. Harris also apparently impressed during his interview. Forde was there guiding the Pels through all of it. And so comes a logical follow-up question: Why were Langdon and Harris viable candidates for the actual job in New Orleans but not ones for interviews in Washington? The Wizards haven’t hit up either for interviews, according to sources. Maybe they didn’t like the fit. Maybe Leonsis wasn’t as impressed, for whatever reason.
Will Guillory: Sources with @Shams Charania: Pelicans and Director of Player Personnel David Booth have mutually parted ways. New Orleans added Trajan Langdon as GM on Sunday. Booth has been respected member of the front office for close to a decade.
Jim Eichenhofer: Trajan Langdon on one #Pelicans objective: “The main thing we need to do is continue to bring in the right people, and create a culture that attracts players who want to be here. As (David Griffin) has said in the past, we want players who are all in on New Orleans.”
David Griffin: “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.”
Shams Charnia: New Orleans has agreed on deal with Brooklyn assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to make him the new GM working alongside David Griffin, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium .
Fred Katz: The Wizards, for those interested, never hit up Langdon for their open job, which I always found interesting considering the search firm consultant they’re using is the same one New Orleans did.
NetsDaily: Milan sports report seems to suggest Gianluca Pascucci, Nets respected Director of Global Scouting, is in line for an executive role with AC Milano but also could replace Trajan Langdon as asst GM if Langdon leaves. Pascucci was Rockets VP for player personnel for four years.
Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans interim GM Danny Ferry is meeting with franchise officials today about the permanent GM job, league sources tell ESPN. Ferry is the final interview among several candidates, including David Griffin, Larry Harris, Trajan Langdon, Gersson Rosas and Tommy Sheppard.
Jeff Duncan: The Pelicans began conducting interviews for their vacant GM position at 9 a.m. this morning. Have confirmed the following candidates are on their list: Danny Ferry, David Griffin, Larry Harris, Trajan Langdon, Gersson Rosas, Tommy Sheppard.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Washington job has appeal to current GM’s under contract elsewhere too. Pelicans search has been underway, with Brooklyn’s Trajan Langdon, Golden State’s Larry Harris and Houston’s Gersson Rosas set to interview this week, per sources.
Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans has been granted permission to interview several front office candidates for GM job, including Golden State’s Larry Harris, Brooklyn’s Trajan Langdon and Houston’s Gersson Rosas, league sources tell ESPN. There are more candidates expected to be in the process.
Long Island Nets General Manager Trajan Langdon has been named the 2018-19 NBA G League Basketball Executive of the Year, as selected by his fellow NBA G League basketball executives. In his third season as general manager of the Brooklyn Nets’ NBA G League affiliate, Langdon oversaw a team that tied for the NBA G League’s best record (34-16), secured the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference and earned the franchise’s first postseason berth.
Fletcher Mackel: Today @PelicansNBA owner Gayle Benson said the franchise will soon look at 5-6 candidates for the GM job. Talking to multiple @NBA sources I trust, I think four of the people Gayle is referencing (under consideration) are: Danny Ferry. David Griffin. Trajan Langdon. Gersson Rosas.
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Zach Lowe: Note on Pistons continuing front-office search: Shane Battier has withdrawn from consideration for a leading front-office role in Detroit, sources tell ESPN. Rod Beard: #Nets Trajan Langdon is still the name to watch here.
29 May 18
Rod Beard: Keep an eye on Trajan Langdon as the potential #Pistons general manager. Shane Battier is also a possibility but with Stefanski in place, they could choose to go with a younger, less-experienced GM who could grow into a bigger role.
The Pistons’ new front office, centered on Stefanski, will look closely at hiring a rising front-office executive in a general-manager-type role, league sources said. Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon met with Detroit officials to discuss such a high-level role and will remain a serious candidate, league sources said.
Nets Daily: So Trajan Langdon will be watching Luka Doncic tomorrow. Don’t get excited. Nets scout all the top players no matter where they are projected. Why? Because they want as complete a record if a year or two down the line, a top pick gets offered in a trade.
Brian Lewis: But a source told me as of yet, the #Hawks haven’t contacted the #Nets for permission to talk to Langdon.
Langdon describes how NBA and European teams will often try to hide a player’s personality defects… “Those kind of things are protected by their own team and it’s difficult to find those things out. Sometimes those things are hard to find out in Europe as well. There’s a protection, a distance, from us and obviously every team has their own circle and they’re developing at a certain rate and their coaches and the organization want to protect that so they can be successful as well. It’s definitely an important part of information gathering. It’s more difficult than people give credit to.
And he says, sometimes no matter how many questions you ask a player —and the Nets can ask a hundred, the player will often erect a facade the team will have to break down. “But more important than that, you can not always trust their answers because. they’re going to know what you are asking for and they’re going to know how to answer … So you have to ask these things from people around them, teammates, coaches or friends … And sometimes, this information isn’t easy to gather.”
In his first interview since being dumped as Nets GM in January, Billy King tells two NBA beat writers he thinks he could have turned things around if he had been permitted to stay on, but says he does not “begrudge” ownership for wanting a “different voice” in shaping the team. Still, he admits to “bitter fieelings” King also seems to side with those who criticized the Nets for not interviewing any candidates of color for his old job, noting that the trend now is to hire executives from the “Spurs tree,” an apparent reference to the Nets decision to hire Sean Marks and Trajan Langdon.
Willie Reed Jr.: In the interview I got confused. Wasn’t the new coach I sat with and had a talk with it was the GM and assistant GM. – RT: Nets Daily: “I would love to be in Brooklyn, but that’s up to them.” Pass or play? Willie Reed. http://bit.ly/1TPIV7i
The Nets are almost sure to be active in the international market — with Marks, Atkinson and assistant GM Trajan Langdon having played a combined two decades in Europe, and Mikhail Prokhorov having owned CSKA Moscow.
Trajan Langdon, who played for CSKA Moscow, reportedly was scouting in Europe last month and may have checked on his old club, which is in the Euroleague’s final four next weekend behind a pair of intriguing 6-foot-5 guards.
09 May 14
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”