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Josh Oppenheimer (basketball)

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Position  Assistant coach
Nationality  American / Israeli
NBA draft  1992 / Undrafted
League  NBA
Listed height  6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Height  1.88 m
Born  January 15, 1970 (age 47) (1970-01-15)
High school  Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, California)
Colleges  Rhode Island Rams men's basketball (1987–1989), Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball (1989–1991)

Josh Oppenheimer (born 15 January 1970), is an Israeli-American professional basketball coach, and a former professional basketball player. He is currently working as an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Playing career

Oppenheimer played collegiately at the 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 spent six seasons in the Israeli Basketball Premier League.

Coaching career

Oppenheimer has coaching experience in the college ranks at Duquesne Dukes, Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens, DePaul Blue Demons and Kent State Golden Flashes.


In 2013, Oppenheimer joined the Milwaukee Bucks staff of head coach Larry Drew.

On start of 2016–17 season Houston Rockets have added Oppenheimer to their coaching staff as assistant coach.

Personal info

Oppenheimer and his wife Adrienne have two daughters, Gabriella (b. 1996) and Nicolette "Nikki" (b. 22 Jun 1999). Adrienne is a former college volleyball player from Puerto Rico. His daughter Nicolette is a basketball player and playing for Montini Catholic High School. Nicolette represented Puerto Rico U18 team at 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship for Women.


Josh Oppenheimer (basketball) Wikipedia