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Joe Wolf proud he didn't take shortcuts in coaching career

The youngest of seven children, Joe Wolf’s desire to play far from home led to his playing for legendary coach Dean Smith at UNC. He even crossed paths with Michael Jordan during Wolf’s freshman and Jordan’s junior season in Chapel Hill. He now finds himself as an assistant at UNC-Wilmington under C.B. McGrath, all because of his connections at North Carolina.

UNCW coaches took different paths to common goal

Summer practice for the UNCW men’s basketball team is a chance for Doug Esleeck, Jackie Manuel and Joe Wolf to teach. The three assistants are working to implement C.B. McGrath’s system before the start of his inaugural season. All three men come from different backgrounds. They all approach coaching in diverse ways. But they all want to win.

C.B. McGrath Selects Joe Wolf for UNCW Coaching Staff

Former NBA player Joe Wolf has joined the staff of the UNCW Men's Basketball team. Wolf will be an assistant coach under new head coach C.B. McGrath. Wolf played with the UNC Tar Heels, where he was named First-Team All-ACC during his time in Chapel Hill. He was the 13th overall pick in the 1987 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.

UNC alums in Chapel Hill

A group of former UNC basketball players were in Chapel Hill on Thursday to meet with the team, hang with Coach Roy Williams, and connect back with the Carolina basketball family....In the picture above, Sean May (2002-2005), Wayne Ellington (2006-2009), Joe Wolf (1983–1987), and David Noel (2002–2006) are seen with North Carolina head coach Roy Williams.

Art’s Angle: Sky-High Anxiety

Michael Norwood was a walk-on senior playing his last home game in 1987, and boy was there some pressure on him! Starting with scholarship regulars Curtis Hunter, Dave Popson, Kenny Smith and Joe Wolf, Norwood knew he had better make the most of his three minutes of fame. By the way, the Tar Heels were playing Duke and were going for their second unbeaten conference season in four years.

Clippers Draft Reggie Bullock In First Round

The Los Angeles Clippers selected Reggie Bullock, North Carolina's most valuable player in 2012-13, with the 25th pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft. Bullock is the 45th Tar Heel selected in the NBA Draft's first round and the 14th to play for head coach Roy Williams at UNC. Bullock is the first Tar Heel to be drafted by the Clippers since Joe Wolf in 1987.

Brewer: ACC Quarterfinal Flashback

March 8, 1985 - Joe Wolf scored North Carolina's last six points of regulation and the sixth-ranked Tar Heels went on to defeat Wake Forest in overtime, 72-61, in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals at the Omni. Carolina, the ACC's regular-season champion, trailed most of the game and was down 47-39 after Dean Smith was called for a technical foul with 7:37 left.

J.P. Tokoto signs with UNC

Nearly three decades after Kohler's Joe Wolf signed on the dotted line with the North Carolina Tar Heels, Menomonee Falls' J.P. Tokoto has done the same. The 6-foot-7 wing made his commitment to North Carolina official Wednesday, faxing his national letter of intent to coach Roy Williams in the morning. He then headed over to Riverside Elementary School in Menomonee Falls with his younger brother and sister to read to students.

Sources: J.P. Tokoto picks North Carolina over Badgers

J.P. Tokoto will wear Carolina blue. Multiple sources confirmed tonight that Tokoto, a junior at Menomonee Falls, will play collegiately at the University of North Carolina. Tokoto is holding a 10 p.m. press conference to make his decision official. The 6-foot-7 Tokoto is one of the most highly recruited players in state history. And just like Kohler’s Joe Wolf 29 years ago, Tokoto will take his talents to Chapel Hill, N.C.

Legendary ACC Team No. 16: 1984 North Carolina

Is this the most underachieving ACC team ever? Some may agree that it is. The Tar Heels had Michael Jordan as a junior, Sam Perkins as a senior, Matt Doherty as a senior, Kenny Smith, Brad Daugherty, Joe Wolf, Dave Popson, Steve Hale, Kevin Madden, and so on.

Legendary ACC Team No. 25: 1987 North Carolina

Talk about teams that could and should have done more. Few teams and senior classes have left with as much unfinished business remaining on the table as North Carolina’s class of 1987. Kenny Smith, Joe Wolf, Dave Popson and company achieved two unbeaten seasons in ACC regular-season play and reached at least the Sweet 16 in all four of their seasons together. But they never got to a Final Four.

D-League coach (and DQ owner) Joe Wolf on NBA's radar

Joe Wolf has a lot of the requisite qualities [of an NBA coach]. Not only was he influenced heavily by his four years of playing for Dean Smith, but Wolf also is part of the Carolina brotherhood that has produced Larry Brown, Doug Moe, George Karl and so many other excellent coaches. He knows what it's like to be a first-round pick (No. 13 overall in 1987, by the Clippers) and to adjust to a variety of roles to fit into a team.

Lucas: Tar Heels Plan Breakneck Pace

The all-time Carolina scoring record is 91.3 points per game, set by the 1986-87 squad. That team featured Kenny Smith, J.R. Reid, Jeff Lebo, and Joe Wolf, went 14-0 in the ACC, and might have been one of the two best Tar Heel teams that didn't win a national title. This year's team doesn't want to just contest that mark. They want to shatter it.

Joe Wolf Named Head Coach of Colorado 14ers

The Colorado 14ers basketball club announced the appointment of former UNC Tar Heel and Denver Nuggets player Joe Wolf as the team's first head coach in a press conference at the Pepsi Center this afternoon. Wolf will also serve as general manager of player personnel. The 14ers, a member of the NBA Development League, is the farm team of the Nuggets, Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets.

Hoops icon keeps eyes on Stampede

After every home game, Idaho Stampede videographer Ron Weatherly makes video copies of that night's action. One copy goes to the CBA league office, one to the referees, one to the Stampede and one to Idaho's opponent. And, oh yeah, one copy goes to "God." That's the term Stampede coach Joe Wolf, a North Carolina alum, sometimes uses for the patriarch of Tar Heels basketball, Dean Smith.

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