Quick FactsCollege: North Carolina
Years with the Bucks: 5
Kohler, Wis., native Joe Wolf enters his fifth season on the Bucks coaching staff. He joined the team after serving as the Head Coach and General Manager of the NBA Development League’s Colorado 14ers during the
2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.
In 2007-08, Wolf advanced the 14ers to the first round of the playoffs as a wild card after leading them to a 29-21 regular season record. The previous season he led the 14ers to a 28-22 record, second in the Western Division, and advanced to the championship game before falling in overtime. The University of North Carolina alum was head coach of the Idaho Stampede of the CBA for two seasons (2004-06) prior to his time with the 14ers. In his second season with Idaho, the Stampede finished with a 25-23 record and advanced to the playoffs. In a combined four seasons in the CBA and D-League, Wolf’s teams had 17 players called up to the NBA.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 13th overall selection in the 1987 NBA Draft, Wolf went on to play 11 seasons in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver, Boston, Portland, Charlotte, Orlando and the 1996-97 season in Milwaukee. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 592 career games. The Wisconsin native also played overseas in Spain’s top league, the ACB, for Leon.
Wolf was named the best high school basketball player in Wisconsin history by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2005.