May 15, 1972 |
Columbia, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||LeFlore (Mobile, Alabama)|
|NBA draft||1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1997–1998||Grand Rapids Hoops|
|1999–2000||Fort Wayne Fury|
|2000–2001||Fort Wayne Fury|
|2001–2002||Red Bull Thunder|
|2001–2005||Mitsubishi Melco Dolphins|
|2006–2010||Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (assistant)|
|2010–2014||Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins|
|2014–present||Utah 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 his college basketball at Duke, where he won back-to-back NCAA tournaments in 1991 and 1992.
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; 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.
- "Antonio Maurice Lang". datbaseBasketball.com. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
- http://blog.al.com/press-register-sports/2010/07/antonio_lang_becomes_head_coac.html[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
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