HoopsHype Joe Wolf rumors
Milwaukee Bucks assistant coaches Joe Wolf, Sidney Moncrief, Chris Gilmartin, Bill Peterson and Anthony Goldwire will not have their contracts renewed, club officials confirmed Wednesday. New Bucks coach Larry Drew is in the process of putting together his own staff. Although nothing has been announced yet, two of his former assistants in Atlanta, Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel, helped Drew run the team's draft workout Wednesday. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
While head coach Jim Boylan was dismissed from the team two weeks ago, his assistant coaches — Sidney Moncrief, Bill Peterson, Anthony Goldwire, Joe Wolf and Chris Gilmartin — are still under contract until the end of June. Whether any of them will be retained is uncertain. They aren’t the only ones in the Bucks organization on shaky ground. Player personnel director Dave Babcock, scouting director Billy McKinney and head athletic trainer Marc Boff, among others, are also in the final year of their contracts. Racine Journal-Times
Bucks assistant coach Joe Wolf will be part of the coaching staff at Basketball without Borders Europe in Slovenia next month. The program is the NBA's and the International Basketball Federation's global basketball development tool that uses the sport to create social change in education, health and wellness. Wolf will be part of the first camp held in one of the former Yugoslav republics from Aug. 8-11. abc.com
There is a sizeable faction of the team's basketball operations that is baffled and, if not upset, miffed. Unlike Hammond, Skiles and Weltman, who all received contract extensions last summer, there are more than a dozen Bucks employees who'll see their contracts expire within the next couple of months. That includes all the assistant coaches: Jim Boylan, Kelvin Sampson, Joe Wolf, Bill Peterson, Anthony Goldwire and Jason Staudt. Racine Journal-Times
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