Pelicans News Around the Web (04-18-2019)

Pelicans name David Griffin Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has named David Griffin as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

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Pelicans introduce Executive VP of Basketball Operations David Griffin

The New Orleans Pelicans announce their new Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin.

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Pelicans Press Conference Q&A: David Griffin

Pelicans new Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations speaks with media following today's introductory press conference.

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Slam dunk: Pelicans addition of David Griffin receives universal praise

The New Orleans Pelicans threw down a few hundred dunks during the 2018-19 regular season, but perhaps none was as significant as the one they produced off the court this week. As illustrated by the “SLAM DUNK” headline that blared atop Sunday’s Times-Picayune newspaper sports section, the decision to bring in David Griffin to lead the Pelicans’ front office generated rave reviews from every corner of the basketball world.

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David Griffin emphasizes long-term vision, goal of sustained success in New Orleans

One of the most memorable experiences of David Griffin’s career as an NBA executive occurred during the summer of 2016, after he helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the franchise’s first championship. Griffin remembers emotional Ohio natives approaching him to express their gratitude for the Cavs bringing a pro sports championship to Cleveland, which hadn’t happened since the 1964 Browns. That drought had become so lengthy, some locals wondered if they’d live long enough to ever witness a title.

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Pelicans' Griffin hopeful Davis will want to stay put

The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive is keeping coach Alvin Gentry will be retained and won't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term.

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Pelicans introduce David Griffin as head of basketball ops: press conference recap

The New Orleans Pelicans introduced David Griffin as the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations Wednesday afternoon (April 17).

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What Pelicans’ David Griffin said about Anthony Davis’ future

When the New Orleans Pelicans hired executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin last week, among the first questions team observers had were.

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David Griffin is shrewdly working the art of the Anthony Davis deal on Day 1

If you’re a New Orleans Pelicans fan, here’s what you should like about David Griffin.

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5 takeaways from David Griffin’s introductory press conference

The New Orleans Pelicans introduced David Griffin as the team’s new executive vice president of basketball operations on Wednesday (April 17).

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David Griffin to Meet With Anthony Davis, Believes Pelicans Star May Stay in New Orleans

David Griffin was introduced as the Pelicans president of basketball operations on Wednesday and provided his vision for dealing with Anthony Davis' trade request.

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Kushner: David Griffin says Pelicans '100 percent committed' to winning

It took David Griffin 30 minutes to know he was ready for his life to change.

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Pelicans welcome David Griffin as new VP of basketball operations

The New Orleans Pelicans welcomed their new vice president of basketball operations Wednesday in a news conference.

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David Griffin ready to bring Pelicans sustained success

David Griffin's hire as the Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations sends a resounding message to the rest of the league that the Pelicans are not going to shrink into an NBA afterthought just because Anthony Davis may be on his way out.

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