Billy Lange Rumors

“I asked him if he was ready to go. He was like, ‘Yeah. I’m ready to go. Let’s go,’ ” Sixers summer league coach Billy Lange told The Undefeated. “He’s a D.C. kid. He played in the W.C.A.C. [Washington Catholic Athletic Conference at DeMatha]. I used to recruit that area well. We talked about big high school games, and I said, ‘This is going to feel like that.’ “He embraces this opportunity. … I told him at the breakfast meeting that, ‘Everybody is going to be gunning for you. Attack.’ He just nodded his head and said, ‘I want to attack.’ ”
Noel attempts at least 500 jumpers per day with Carroll and Driscoll closely monitoring everything, from his hand placement to his feet, before his weight training and individual drills. Sixers coach Brett Brown and assistant coach/player development director Billy Lange are consulted about the drills the team wants him to perform during his stay in Newport. Brown even attended one of the workouts for a firsthand glimpse. The work has resulted in an adjustment to his shooting form. Noel slightly moved the placement of his right hand, which he uses to shoot. But the major change came in his left, or guide, hand.
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.