Antonio Lang

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Antonio Lang
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College Duke
Conference ACC
Sport Basketball
Position Forward
Jersey # 21
Career 1990–1994
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Nationality USA
Born (1972-05-15) May 15, 1972 (age 42)
Columbia, South Carolina
High school LeFlore High School,
Mobile, Alabama
1991 Div I Championship
1992 Div I Championship
1991 NCAA Tournament
1992 NCAA Tournament
1993 NCAA Tournament
1994 NCAA Tournament
Antonio Lang
Medal record
Men’s basketball
Competitor for  United States
FIBA U19 World Championship
Gold 1991 Edmonton National team
Summer Universiade
Gold 1993 Buffalo National team

Antonio Maurice Lang (born May 15, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player. He played his college basketball at Duke, where he won back-to-back NCAA tournaments in 1991 and 1992. He is currently an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.

Basketball career[edit]

Born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Lang graduated as valedictorian from LeFlore Magnet High School in 1990. The year before, he helped the school win a state championship in basketball. Lang had a productive collegiate basketball career, as he was a member of a Duke team that won two championships in three Final Four appearances.

Lang was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round (29th overall) in the 1994 NBA Draft;[1] however, he saw limited action during his rookie year due to a knee injury. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1995 along with Dan Majerle. Lang also had stints with the Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Miami Heat. In addition, Lang played in the Continental Basketball Association (with the Fort Wayne Fury and Grand Rapids Hoops) and in the Philippine Basketball Association, with the Red Bull Thunder.

Lang began playing in 2001 for the Mitsubishi Melco Dolphins (now the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins) of the Japan Basketball League. Foot problems, though, prompted Lang to retire from playing basketball in 2006, and he became an assistant coach for the Dolphins. On May 19, 2010, Lang was named as the Dolphins' head coach.[2]

Lang was hired as an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz in June 2014. He joined the staff of Quin Snyder, who is also a former Duke basketball player.[3]


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Preceded by
Derrick Brown
Philippine Basketball Association Best Import of the Conference Awardwee
2001 Commissioner's Cup
Succeeded by
Damian Owens