Official: Billy Lange To Join Sixers Coaching Staff

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Former Villanova assistant Billy Lange has decided to make the jump to the pro ranks, accepting an offer from the Sixers to join the new look organization.

According to multiple media outlets (including Philly.com's Keith Pompey and ESPN's Jeff Goodman), Villanova assistant coach Billy Lange has agreed to a deal to join the Philadelphia 76ers staff.

Liberty Ballers was on top of the story regarding Lange's move to the NBA earlier this week, citing a source who stated "all signs were pointing to" Lange joining Philadelphia.

From Monday's story:

Sources close to Liberty Ballers tell us that "all signs are pointing to" Villanova assistant coach Billy Lange joining the Sixers in a somewhat similar role. His official title would be assistant coach, but would also have other responsibilities, the source said.

The New Jersey native has been a hot commodity this week, as the Houston Rockets offered Lange the opportunity to coach their D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. According to Dana O'Neil of ESPN.com, Lange turned down the offer Monday.

Sources have told Jeff Goodman that the 41 year-old will be the Sixers "assistant to player development", something new GM Sam Hinkie and company have desperately tried to address this offseason.

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