One of the key architects behind the Nets' rebuild has left the building.
Former Brooklyn assistant general manager Trajan Langdon was hired Sunday by the Pelicans to serve as the team's general manager. In New Orleans, he will work alongside president of basketball operations David Griffin.
Throughout the offseason, he was seen as a fit in several front office openings, and ultimately landed with the Pelicans. Langdon is one of the Nets' brain trust who was lauded this past year for constructing a roster that went through a relatively quick rebuild and earned the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference this year.
Langdon attended Duke and was the 11th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft before enjoying a successful overseas career. Once his playing days ended, he served as a Spurs scout for there years before the Nets named him assistant GM on March 8, 2016.
The team owns the top overall pick, and Zion Williamson will almost certainly head to the Pelicans. But the Anthony Davis question that paralyzed the organization and captivated the league throughout last season will be another major storyline to follow.
And now Langdon will have a large role in that resolution.