Before joining the Grizzlies, Lang worked for NBA Digital, where he wrote for NBA.com, appeared on NBA TV and co-hosted the award-winning Hang Time Podcast. In 2012, he co-hosted with the inaugural NBA Social Media Awards with Rick Fox and Shaquille O’Neal.
From 2000-2012, Whitaker worked for SLAM magazine, first as online editor, then executive editor, and finally as editor-at-large. Since 2010, Whitaker has been a contributor to GQ. Lang has also written for many other publications, including The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Esquire. In March, 2011, Whitaker published his memoir, “In The Time Of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades and Me.”