PHILADELPHIA (AP) Saint Joseph's plucked Billy Lange off the Philadelphia 76ers bench to become the new head coach on Hawk Hill.
Lange had served on coach Brett Brown's staff since 2013 and the Sixers will lose their top assistant with the playoffs looming and with the team an Eastern Conference championship contender. He worked one final game for the Sixers when they played the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.
Lange replaced Phil Martelli, fired last week after a 24-year run that included one Elite Eight in the 2003-04 season when the Hawks reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25.