Antonio Lang

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Antonio Lang
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Utah Jazz
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1972-05-15) May 15, 1972 (age 46)
Columbia, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolLeFlore (Mobile, Alabama)
CollegeDuke (1990–1994)
NBA draft1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1994–2006
PositionForward
Number21
Career history
As player:
1994–1995Phoenix Suns
19951997Cleveland Cavaliers
1997–1998Grand Rapids Hoops
1998Miami Heat
1998–1999Cleveland Cavaliers
1999–2000Fort Wayne Fury
2000Toronto Raptors
2000Philadelphia 76ers
2000–2001Fort Wayne Fury
2001Indiana Legends
2001Connecticut Pride
2001–2002Red Bull Thunder
2001–2005Mitsubishi Melco Dolphins
2005–2006Universo Brasilia
As coach:
2006–2010Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (assistant)
2010–2014Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins
2014–presentUtah Jazz (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

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

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]

Head coaching record in Japan[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Mitsubishi Electric 2010-11 36 11 25 .306 7th - - - -
Mitsubishi Electric 2011-12 42 12 30 .286 7th - - - -
Mitsubishi Electric 2012-13 42 12 30 .286 7th - - - -
Mitsubishi Electric 2013-14 54 29 25 .537 3rd in Western 2 0 2 .000 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antonio Maurice Lang". datbaseBasketball.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  2. ^ http://blog.al.com/press-register-sports/2010/07/antonio_lang_becomes_head_coac.html[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 8, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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