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Pelicans News Around the Web (5-22-2019)

New Pelicans GM Trajan Langdon: Goal is to create ‘sustainable excellence’

From the moment he took over last month as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for New Orleans, David Griffin has emphasized that the Pelicans want to build a team “organically” that can grow together, setting the foundation for future sustained success.

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Trajan Langdon ready for ‘new challenge’ with New Orleans Pelicans

For Trajan Langdon, it wasn’t an easy decision to leave the Brooklyn Nets for the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Despite multiple recent moves, here’s why Trajan Langdon took new job as Pelicans general manager

Trajan Langdon spent less than eight months working in Cleveland under then-Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, but the lessons Langdon learned, from the inner workings of running a G-League franchise to monitoring egos in a star-studded locker room to hiring and firing a head coach on an eventual NBA title winner, have stuck with him.

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Conference call with Trajan Langdon – May 21, 2019

Trajan Langdon speaks with the media following his announcement as New Orleans Pelicans General Manager.

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Transcript: Conference Call with Trajan Langdon

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New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame Golf Tournament: Alvin Gentry

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Pelicans Good Luck Charm: Connie meets with David Griffin, Alvin Gentry

New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin and Head Coach Alvin Gentry meet up with Connie to show appreciation for lending her 57 year old good luck charm, a wooden angel, for the NBA Draft Lottery.

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Pelicans award draft lottery good-luck charm holder with free season tickets for 2019-20

She received multiple shout outs from her favorite basketball team on its social media accounts, as well as from a prominent club executive on national television.

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Griffin: Pels ‘right environment’ for Zion, AD

David Griffin said he is “certain that’s a false narrative” that Zion Williamson or any other potential No. 1 pick in the NBA draft would need to be convinced to play for the New Orleans Pelicans.

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New Orleans Pelicans have met with Zion Williamson and Ja Morant

While Zion Williamson is widely presumed to be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft when the New Orleans Pelicans make that selection in June, he isn’t the only top prospect the team has met with.

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