Dave Wohl

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Dave Wohl
Personal information
Born (1949-11-02) November 2, 1949 (age 69)
Queens, New York
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast Brunswick
(East Brunswick, New Jersey)
CollegePenn (1968–1971)
NBA draft1971 / Round: 3 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1971–1977
PositionPoint guard
Number13, 11, 15
Career history
As player:
1971–1972Philadelphia 76ers
1972Portland Trail Blazers
19721974Buffalo Braves
19741977Houston Rockets
1977New York / New Jersey Nets
As coach:
1978–1979New Jersey Nets (assistant)
19801982Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
19821985Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
19851988New Jersey Nets
19881991Miami Heat (assistant)
1992–1993Sacramento Kings (assistant)
1993–1994Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)
1998–1999Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
19992003Orlando Magic (assistant)
20042007Boston Celtics (assistant)
20092011Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As assistant coach:
Career NBA statistics
Points2,553 (6.2 ppg)
Rebounds558 (1.4 rpg)
Assists1,397 (3.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David Bruce Wohl (born November 2, 1949) is an American former basketball player and coach, and the former general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers. A 6'2" guard who grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey[1] and played collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania, Wohl was selected in the 3rd round of the 1971 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played for six different teams over a seven-year career, including the 76ers, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Buffalo Braves, the Houston Rockets and the New York/New Jersey Nets.

Wohl would later coach the Nets for over two seasons, from 1985 to 1987. In addition, he has been an assistant coach for several teams. He was also the Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Miami Heat from 1995 to 1997.[2] From 2004 to 2007, Wohl was an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics. From 2007 to 2009 he was the team's Assistant General Manager.[3] He was an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2009 to 2011.[4]

On June 16, 2014, Wohl became general manager of the Clippers. The move reunited him with Clippers head coach Doc Rivers; Wohl was an assistant on Rivers' staff in Orlando and Boston.[5] Although Wohl has the title of general manager, he served mostly in an advisory role to Rivers, who as President of Basketball Operations had the final say on all basketball matters.

In the 2016 NBA Draft, Wohl's draft selections included Forward Brice Johnson in the first round and both Diamond Stone and David Michineau in the 2nd round. Guard David Michineau was not signed for the 2016–17 NBA season following a sub-par NBA Summer League performance with the team in Orlando.

On August 24, 2017, Wohl was replaced by Oklahoma City Thunder assistant general manager Michael Winger.[6]

Head Coaching Record[edit]

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
New Jersey 1985–86 82 39 43 .476 3rd in Atlantic 0 0 3 .000 Lost in First Round
New Jersey 1986–87 82 24 58 .298 4th in Atlantic Missed Playoff
New Jersey 1987–88 15 2 13 .133 (Fired)
Career 179 65 114 .363 3 0 3 .000


  1. ^ via Associated Press. "Nets hire Dave Wohl", The Lewiston Journal, August 10, 1985. Accessed February 13, 2011. "Wohl, a native of East Brunswick, N.J. and a former player with the Nets, has yet to officially sign a contract."
  2. ^ "NBA Timberwolves Basketball Operations Staff | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES". Nba.com. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  3. ^ Spears, Marc J. (May 19, 2008). "James: Tough call after hard loss". The Boston Globe.
  4. ^ "Dave Wohl". NBA.com. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  6. ^ http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20428391/michael-winger-leave-oklahoma-city-thunder-become-los-angeles-clippers-gm

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