Joe Wolf

American basketball player/coach

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Joe Wolf
Joe Wolf in 2014.jpg
Wolf in 2014 as Brooklyn Nets assistant coach.
Personal information
Born (1964-12-17) December 17, 1964 (age 56)
Kohler, Wisconsin
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolKohler (Kohler, Wisconsin)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1983–1987)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1987–1999
PositionPower forward / Center
Number24, 42, 6, 43, 12, 23, 17, 30
Coaching career2003–present
Career history
As player:
19871990Los Angeles Clippers
19901992Denver Nuggets
1992Boston Celtics
1992–1993Portland Trail Blazers
19941995Charlotte Hornets
1995–1996Orlando Magic
1996–1997Milwaukee Bucks
1997–1998Denver Nuggets
1999Charlotte Hornets
As coach:
2003–2004William & Mary (assistant)
2004–2006Idaho Stampede
2006–2008Colorado 14ers
2008–2013Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
2014–2017Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
2017–2018UNC Wilmington (assistant)
2018–2020Greensboro Swarm
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,485 (4.2 ppg)
Rebounds1,933 (3.3 rpg)
Stats at

Joseph James Wolf (born December 17, 1964) is an American professional basketball coach and former player.

Professional career

He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the 13th overall pick of the 1987 NBA Draft, selected by the Los Angeles Clippers. He played college basketball at the University of North Carolina and reached the NCAA tournament all four years under coach Dean Smith. He earned the Carmichael-Cobb Award as UNC's outstanding defensive player and the Jimmie Dempsey Award as UNC's overall statistical leader as a senior in 1987. Lastly, he was elected ACC First Team and ACC All-Tournament Team. He averaged 4.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game throughout an 11-year professional career.

In February 2005, a vote was conducted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to select the all-time Wisconsin high school boys basketball team. As a result of this vote, Joe Wolf was named Wisconsin's all-time greatest high school basketball player based on his dominant four-year performance at Kohler High School.

Post-playing career

Wolf served as head coach of the Idaho Stampede of the CBA and the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League. He also worked with the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach to Scott Skiles.[1] For the 2014–15 season, Wolf was hired by the Brooklyn Nets as an assistant to new head coach Lionel Hollins.[2] In his first season with the team, Wolf and the coaching staff helped lead the Brooklyn Nets to the Eastern Conference Playoffs. After one season as an assistant at UNC Wilmington, he was hired as the head coach of the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League, the affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets.[3] On June 30, 2020, the Swarm did not extend Wolf's contract.[4]


  1. ^ Colorado 14ers Head Coach and General Manager Joe Wolf Accepts Assistant Coaching Job with Milwaukee Bucks Archived 2009-09-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Brooklyn Nets announce coaching staff". Brooklyn Nets. July 30, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "North Carolina alum Joe Wolf named head coach of Greensboro Swarm". News & Record. September 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Swarm To Not Extend Contract Of Head Coach Joe Wolf". June 30, 2020. Retrieved June 30, 2020.

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