Milt Wagner

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Milt Wagner
Personal information
Born (1963-02-20) February 20, 1963 (age 56)
Camden, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolCamden (Camden, New Jersey)
CollegeLouisville (1981–1986)
NBA draft1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career1986–1999
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Number20, 25
Coaching career2000–2014
Career history
As player:
1986–1987Rockford Lightning
1987La Crosse Catbirds
1987–1988Los Angeles Lakers
1988–1989Rapid City Thrillers
1990Miami Heat
1990–1991Quad City Thunder
1991Louisville Shooters
1992–1993Paris Basket Racing
1993–1994Beitar Ramat Gan
1994–1995Hapoel Tel Aviv
1995–1996Hapoel Holon
1997–1998TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1998–1999Espé Basket Châlons-en-Champagne
As coach:
2000–2006Memphis (basketball ops. coord.)
2006–2010UTEP (assistant)
2010–2014Auburn (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Milton "Milt" Wagner (born February 20, 1963) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and former assistant coach for the Auburn Tigers.[1]

Wagner played high school basketball at Camden High School.[2]

A 6'5" point guard/shooting guard he led the Louisville Cardinals to the 1986 NCAA Championship along with three Final Four berths (1982, 1983, 1986) as well as to the 1984 Sweet Sixteen. He helped the Cardinals to a 113-32 record, three Metro Conference regular season titles and two Metro Conference Tournament crowns during his college career. He redshirted the 1985 season with a broken foot.

A three-time All-Metro Conference selection, Wagner ranks fifth (was fourth after finishing collegiate career) in Cardinal history with 1,836 career points, with a 12.7 career scoring average while also averaging 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds. He played in 144 career games, second all-time at Louisville, and started the last 111 games he played. He ranks sixth in career assists (432) and seventh in career free throw percentage (.808, 336-of-413).

Wagner was drafted in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft. Wagner is one of the few players that have won national titles in high school, college and in the NBA, winning all but the NBA championship with Billy Thompson (Thompson won the NBA title one year before Wagner).

Wagner is also the father of former NBA player Dajuan Wagner. He served as an assistant men's basketball coach for the University of Texas at El Paso under Tony Barbee.[3] He later moved to Auburn as part of Barbee's staff there.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Milt Wagner Assistant Coach". Auburn University.
  2. ^ Strauss, Robert. "IN PERSON; Hoop Dreams Revisit Camden", The New York Times, February 13, 2000. Accessed April 6, 2008. "Legends have grown up around its stars, from the Sunkett brothers and Itchy Smith in the 1960s to Billy Thompson and Milt Wagner, teammates in the early 1980s, both of whom went on to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.
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