Dave Wohl

For other people with the same name, see David Wohl (disambiguation).
Dave Wohl
Personal information
Born (1949-11-02) November 2, 1949
Queens, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school East Brunswick
(East Brunswick, New Jersey)
College Penn (1968–1971)
NBA draft 1971 / Round: 3 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1971–1977
Position Point guard
Number 13, 11, 15
Career history
As player:
1971–1972 Philadelphia 76ers
1972 Portland Trail Blazers
19721974 Buffalo Braves
19741977 Houston Rockets
1977 New York / New Jersey Nets
As coach:
1978–1979 New Jersey Nets (assistant)
19801982 Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
19821985 Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
19851988 New Jersey Nets
19881991 Miami Heat (assistant)
1992–1993 Sacramento Kings (assistant)
1983–1984 Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)
1998–1999 Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
19992003 Orlando Magic (assistant)
20042007 Boston Celtics (assistant)
20092011 Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As coach:
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,553 (6.2 ppg)
Rebounds 558 (1.4 rpg)
Assists 1,397 (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 current general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers. A 6'2" guard who grew up in East Brunswick Township, 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 serves mostly in an advisory role to Rivers, who as President of Basketball Operations has 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.

Head Coaching Record

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L WL% Finish PG PW PL PWL% Result
New Jersey 1985–86 823943.4763rd in Atlantic003.000 Lost in First Round
New Jersey 1986–87 822458.2984th in Atlantic Missed Playoffs
New Jersey 1987–88 15213.133(fired)
Career 17965114.363 303.000


  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. http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/nba_timberwolves_basketball_staff_2011_06_20.html
  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.
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