Billy Lange Rumors

Villanova assistant Billy Lange has agreed to terms to join the 76ers coaching staff, according to a league source. Lange joins Chad Iske (formerly of the Denver Nuggets), Lloyd Pierce (Memphis Grizzlies), and Greg Foster (University of Texas at El Paso) on new coach Brett Brown’s staff. Lange, a Haddon Heights native and Bishop Eustace product, has served as the Wildcats’ associate head coach the last two seasons. Before his second assistant-coaching stint at Villanova, the 41-year-old was Navy’s head coach for seven seasons.
This comes after a report on Friday stated that former Sixers assistant John Kuester is the leading candidate to become Brown’s top assistant (see story). Kuester previously served as an assistant with the Sixers under Larry Brown. Lange, 41, is born and bred in this area. The New Jersey native played high school basketball at Bishop Eustace in Pennsauken Township, NJ and then went on to play at Rowan University.