The LA Clippers announced promotions within the team’s front office, with Trent Redden being named General Manager and Mark Hughes being elevated to Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager.
“For the past six years, Trent and Mark have been trusted evaluators, dependable leaders, and for me, close confidantes. Today, we’re thrilled to reward them,” said Lawrence Frank, Clippers President of Basketball Operations. “A lot of executives have backgrounds in strategy or evaluation. Trent brings expertise and agility in both. Since he joined us, Trent has scoured the globe in search of amateur and pro talent while serving as an integral advisor on every major decision and acquisition we’ve made. He is a respected leader with strong relationships throughout the league, and we’re excited to see him in his new role.”
During Redden’s six seasons as Assistant General Manager, the Clippers have earned four postseason berths, advancing to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2021. Redden spent the previous 11 years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning a NBA championship in 2016. After starting as an intern in Cleveland, Redden rose up the ranks, holding titles of Basketball Operations Manager, Director of College Player Personnel, Assistant General Manager and Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations.
“Mark is a pillar of our organization, with an incredible eye for talent and way with people. He is a natural leader who helps steer our departments and set our trajectory. He will work closely with Trent and take on even more managerial responsibilities.”
Hughes has spent the past six years as Assistant General Manager for the Clippers after 10 seasons with the New York Knicks, where he was a Pro Scout and Director of Player Personnel. A Michigan native, Hughes was head coach of the Grand Rapids Hoops of the CBA, as well as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings. Hughes played collegiately at the University of Michigan and was co-captain of the team that captured the 1989 NCAA championship. On the professional level, he played for the Detroit Pistons, in addition to overseas stints in France and Italy.