Josh Oppenheimer Rumors
Ross Geiger, assistant video coordinator: So, Dave & Buster’s. First of all, he would get a sugar high off a Coke or a lemonade. He’d be running around like all the other kids, bumping into kids at times. I was like, “Calm down, we’ll get to the machines.” Josh Oppenheimer, assistant coach: There was this childlike exuberance and innocence to him.
Oppenheimer: I used to joke with him and call him Bambi. “Coach, what is Bambi? Who is Bambi?” Wright: When I first got there, some of the players were talking and one of the coaches said, “Yo, where’s Bambi?” I was like, “Who is Bambi?” Oppenheimer: He was arms and legs and hands and desire. But that was it. Wright: We start practicing and Giannis is out there just clumsy. Ah, that must be Bambi.
Oppenheimer: He has unbelievable confidence but also unbelievable humility. I think he has a great ability to be honest with himself about what he needs to improve at to reach the level he wants to reach. Wright: He introduced himself to me — this was the funniest thing. I said, “What’s up, man? I’m Chris.” He goes, “I’m Giannis. The Greek Freak.” I was laughing like, “Who the hell is the Greek Freak?” He was like, “Me, baby, I’ll show you.” And he flexed.
Matt Velazquez: Can confirm Josh Oppenheimer is joining the Bucks staff as an assistant. Was an assistant with Milwaukee from 2013-2016. Fans may remember him as the “Shot doctor” who worked a lot with a young Giannis Antetokounmpo