NBA Coach Prospect
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Joel’s path to becoming a head coach in professional basketball began with an internship for the Charlotte Bobcats in 2007. A University of Michigan graduate and former real estate broker, Joel has paid his dues in hoops, working as an assistant coach with several clubs in the NBA Development League (D-League)…all while maintaining a long-distance relationship with his loyal girlfriend Lauren, an attorney in New York City. In 2012, Joel received his big break when he was hired as the head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the D-League. Will he be able to continue his rise within the coaching profession? And how will he deal with the inevitable stress of life in the often-cruel world of professional basketball?