Josh Oppenheimer

college basketball player (1988–1990) Rhode Island; Northern Arizona

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Josh Oppenheimer
Milwaukee Bucks
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1969-01-15) January 15, 1969 (age 53)
NationalityAmerican / Israeli
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
High schoolNotre Dame
(Sherman Oaks, California)
NBA draft1992 / Undrafted
Playing career1992–1998
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career1998–present
Career history
As player:
0000Atlanta Trojans
0000Philadelphia Spirit
0000Palm Beach Stingrays
0000Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets
1995–1996Maccabi Tel Aviv
1996–1998Elitzur Givat Shmuel
0000Maccabi Raanana
0000Hapoel Zevat
0000Maccabi Jerusalem
As coach:
1998–2000Duquesne (assistant)
2000–2002Delaware (assistant)
2002–2005DePaul (assistant)
2005–2008Kent State (assistant)
20132016Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
20162017Houston Rockets (assistant)
2017–2018Long Island Nets (assistant)
2019–2020James Madison (assistant)
2020–presentMilwaukee Bucks (assistant)
2022Greece (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As assistant coach:

Josh Oppenheimer (born January 15, 1969) is an American-Israeli professional basketball coach and former player who serves as assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Greek Basketball National team.

Playing career

Oppenheimer played collegiately for Rhode Island and later Northern Arizona before embarking on a professional career in the United States and Europe. He spent two summers in the United States Basketball League playing for Atlanta, Philadelphia and Palm Beach and also logged a season in the Continental Basketball Association with Cedar Rapids. He also played the NBA Summer League and attended training camp with the Atlanta Hawks, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings respectively. Oppenheimer spent six seasons in the Israeli Basketball Premier League.

Coaching career

Oppenheimer has coaching experience in the college ranks from Duquesne, Delaware, DePaul and Kent State.


In 2013, Oppenheimer joined the Milwaukee Bucks coaching staff of head coach Larry Drew.[1] At the start of the 2016–17 NBA season, the Houston Rockets added Oppenheimer to their coaching staff as an assistant coach.[2]

At the start of the 2017–18 NBA G League season, the Brooklyn Nets added Oppenheimer to the Long Island Nets coaching staff as an assistant coach.[3]

On August 15, 2019, it was announced that added Oppenheimer to the James Madison coaching staff as an assistant coach.[4]

On November 17, 2020, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that Oppenheimer has returned to the team as an assistant coach.[5] Oppenheimer became an NBA champion when the Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in 6 games of the 2021 NBA Finals.

Personal life

Oppenheimer and his wife Adrienne, a former college volleyball player from Puerto Rico, have two daughters, Gabriella "Gabbi" (born July 2, 1996), who works in finance,[6] and Nicolette "Nikki" (born June 22, 1999),[7] a basketball player who currently plays for James Madison University, having previously played for Syracuse University and Montini Catholic High School.[8] Nicolette represented the Puerto Rico women's national under-18 team at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship for Women.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Bucks Announce Coaching and Athletic Training Staff Additions
  2. ^ "The Rockets Hired Josh Oppenheimer". Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  3. ^ "Long Island Nets Announce Coaching and Basketball Operations Staff Additions". Long Island Nets. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  4. ^ "JMU Adds NBA Assistant Oppenheimer To Staff". Daily News Record. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  5. ^ "Bucks Hire Mike Dunlap and Josh Oppenheimer as Assistant Coaches". November 17, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  6. ^ "LinkedIn - Gabbi Oppenheimer".
  7. ^ "2006 Runway to the Fashionable 4: Indianapolis". Archived from the original on 2006-10-28.
  8. ^ "Nicolette OPPENHEIMER at the FIBA Americas U18 Women's Championship 2016".
  9. ^ Syracuse recruit and long-range specialist Nikki Oppenheimer expands her horizons, ESPN

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