"Jay and I have maintained a close relationship since I've been here," Lange said. "This just came about toward the middle or latter part of last week. He presented it to me, and I thought about what I want to do and where I want to be in the future. I tried to look at things and it kind of went from there."
"I didn't look at it like that," Lange said. "I just love to coach and impact lives. I tried to remove that from it. You love to have your own culture, but I looked at the opportunity to align myself with someone I'm similar to in terms of teamwork and attitude and relationships. Rather than looking at what I was giving up, I was looking at what I was gaining."