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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Nets hire Trajan Langdon as assistant general manager


The management upheaval of the Brooklyn Nets is slowly taking shape.

The team announced in an official release on Tuesday that they have hired former Duke star Trajan Langdon as their assistant general manager.

Langdon, 39, had been working in the Cavs front office as the director of player administration and basketball operations since September 2015.

Nicknamed “The Alaskan Assassin,” Langdon was an All-American during his four years of collegiate play at Duke and was drafted No. 11 overall by the Cavs in 1999. He lasted three seasons in the NBA before going on to an illustrious career overseas.

Upon retiring as a player, Langdon became a scout for the San Antonio Spurs, working closely there with current Nets general manager Sean Marks.

The hiring of Langdon is the first major personnel move for Marks who was hired by Brooklyn after January’s great purge that saw the reassignment of infamous incumbent GM Billy King.

For a Nets franchise that has been solidly trending into the toilet these last few seasons, the hiring of respected veteran basketball minds like Marks and Langdon is certainly a step in the right direction.

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