They won 13 games while Krzyzewski took a leave of absence to undergo back surgery. From a scouting standpoint, can you talk about how important it was for the Pelicans to get that first overall pick for the upcoming draft? I think that’s one thing in talking to Griff that he’s talked about already is (that) we’re looking for small wins day-to-day, which is bringing in the right people, making the right decisions, and being all headed in the right direction. Langdon was weary of coming off as inauthentic. In March, Langdon was named Assistant GM of the Brooklyn Nets. Langdon: It was a very difficult decision for me and my family. He put a tremendous amount of trust in me during that time. They were 37-1 going into the ’99 national championship against Connecticut. I don’t think you can be in a win-now mode when you have to develop a culture, and there’s a lot of things that need to be done in terms of bringing in the right people and making sure we’re all on the bus headed in the right direction. The crowds there were more hostile than in the United States.
Trajan and his wife, Tatiana, have three children, a daughter, Anya, and two sons, Tayden and Troy. Previous to Tatiana's current city of New Orleans, LA, Tatiana Langdon lived in Pepper Pike OH, Arlington VA and Fort Lee NJ. Langdon played nine seasons in Italy, Turkey and Russia. I think a lot of organizations in the past, when you look back – when you try to skip steps, it puts the organization behind. And it was an incredible difficult decision now because in those situations, I’ve been fortunate to work with some really good people in some really good places. What was he like to be around?". He has also received a master’s of business administration from Loyola University in New Orleans and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. As I said with Alvin Gentry, the most important thing about having history together and having an existing trust with individuals is you can challenge each other in ways that strangers may not be able to, so I think that will be a big, big part of this situation as well.
Located right across the street from the über-popular Lyon Park, the home offers great curb appeal, while still being a few homes separated from Pershing Drive. I was on a conference call driving home from the facility and was on for about two hours and we were talking about the renovation of the Pelicans practice facility. Langdon: I think so. Trajan Langdon: Yes, I think it definitely helps with the understanding of the situation. His primary sports were baseball and basketball. Trajan brought up the idea that not a lot of people believe in what the Pelicans are doing. “Because you don’t win that final game, you’re not forgotten about, but you’re not talked about.
But obviously there’s a lot of fluidity with the roster and what we decide to do obviously with the number one pick and free agency looming as well, there’s a lot of decisions that need to be made. I think our plan and our goal is to continue to stack one victory after another small victory that will eventually add to something really significant. And whether that will be in one, two, four years…who knows? But I’m sure that will be another challenge and one that we will overcome and we’ll turn it into a great synergy between the two teams. I think the biggest thing for me will be to help him out with whatever he needs me to do. I was 10 years too early. He is the current general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).