The L.A. Clippers have hired Trent Redden to be their next assistant general manager. Redden served in that role with the Cleveland Cavaliers until he was dismissed along with David Griffin this past June.
The news was first reported by Kevin Arnovitz:
Longtime Cavs exec Trent Redden will join the Clippers as their new assistant general manager, league sources say.— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) August 21, 2017
Redden will likely work with Michael Winger, who is expected to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to take the Clippers general manager job. They'll work under new president Lawrence Frank, who took over for Doc Rivers.
It shouldn't be surprising to see Redden find work quickly, as he and Griffin were tremendously successful during their tenure with the Cavs, although it is a little surprising to see the pair go in separate directions.
When Griffin was in the running for the New York Knicks general manager position, a big sticking point was reportedly the team's unwillingness to allow him up bring in his own people. Redden was assumed to be part of the equation at that time, but has now ventured off on his own.
Redden is 33 years old and likely has a long career in NBA front offices ahead of him. Now he will be tasked with assisting in the team's new direction as they deal with the departure of Chris Paul and build around Blake Griffin.