New Orleans Pelicans Rumors
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.
Albert Nahmad: Players who would become eligible for “super-max” next summer if they earn All-NBA honors: – Giannis Antetokounmpo: $5/247M (starting in 2021-22) – Anthony Davis: $5/235M (already eligible this summer; this would only be if he stays w/ NOP w/o extending) (starting in 2020-21)