Antonio Lang

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Antonio Lang
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Utah Jazz
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1972-05-15) May 15, 1972 (age 43)
Columbia, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school LeFlore (Mobile, Alabama)
College Duke (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1994–2006
Position Forward
Number 21
Career history
As player:
1994–1995 Phoenix Suns
1995–1997 Cleveland Cavaliers
1997–1998 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1998 Miami Heat
1998–1999 Cleveland Cavaliers
1999–2000 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
2000 Toronto Raptors
2000 Philadelphia 76ers
2000–2001 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA}
2001 Indiana Legends (ABA}
2001 Connecticut Pride (CBA)
2001–2005 Mitsubishi Melco Dolphins (Japan)
2005–2006 Universo Brasilia (Brazil)
As coach:
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.

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