NBA Rumors: Trajan Langdon, Scott Perry Among Top Candidates for Pistons’ Exec Job

Jack MurrayMay 19, 2024

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 11: General manager Trajan Langdon of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during a preseason game against the Utah Jazz at the Smoothie King Center on October 11, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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The Detroit Pistons have narrowed down their choices for the vacant President of Basketball Operations position.

Jake Fischer and Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports reported that the Pistons had narrowed the field down to four candidates. The four names listed were Trajan Langdon, Scott Perry, Dennis Lindsey and John Hammond.

Fischer and Goodwill reported that the team has hired a search firm to assist with the hiring process.

Langdon is currently serving as the New Orleans Pelicans general manager. He has been with the franchise since 2019 and has built a roster that reached the postseason in 2021-22 and 2023-24. He has also been with the San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets in different roles.

Perry has been with the Pistons before, as he was a front office executive for the franchise from 2000-2006. He helped construct the roster that won the 2003 NBA Championship and reached the Eastern Conference Finals six times. He most recently served as general manager for the New York Knicks from 2017-2023 and currently works as an analyst at ESPN.

Lindsey is currently serving as an advisor for the Dallas Mavericks and Hammond is a senior advisor to Orlando Magic general manager Jeff Weitman.

Whoever Detroit hires to fill the role, which has been vacant since 2018, will have a difficult task ahead of them. The Pistons went 14-68 and had the worst record in the NBA. The team also had a fall in the draft lottery, getting the No. 5 pick despite having the highest odds at landing No. 1.

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