Bob Weiss

Robert William Weiss (born May 7, 1942) is an American professional basketball coach and former player.

Bob Weiss
Personal information
Born (1942-05-07) May 7, 1942 (age 78)
Easton, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolAthens Area
(Athens, Pennsylvania)
CollegePenn State (1962–1965)
NBA draft1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1965–1977
PositionPoint guard
Number35, 12, 21, 8
Coaching career1978–present
Career history
As player:
1965Philadelphia 76ers
1965–1966Wilmington Blue Bombers
1967Philadelphia 76ers
1967–1968Seattle SuperSonics
1968Milwaukee Bucks
19681974Chicago Bulls
19741976Buffalo Braves
1976–1977Washington Bullets
As coach:
19781980San Diego Clippers (assistant)
19801986Dallas Mavericks (assistant)
19861988San Antonio Spurs
1989–1990Orlando Magic (assistant)
19901993Atlanta Hawks
1993–1994Los Angeles Clippers
19942005Seattle SuperSonics (assistant)
2005–2006Seattle SuperSonics
2008–2010Shanxi Zhongyu
2010–2011Shandong Lions
2012–2013Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
20132017Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (assistant)
20172019Denver Nuggets (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points5,989 (7.6 ppg)
Rebounds1,398 (1.8 rpg)
Assists2,931 (3.7 apg)
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College careerEdit

Weiss played college basketball at Pennsylvania State University from 1963 to 1965 and averaged 16.3 points per game during his senior season.

Professional careerEdit

The NBA's Philadelphia 76ers selected Weiss in the 1965 NBA Draft. Weiss interspersed his career with the 76ers with a short stint in the Eastern Professional Basketball League, playing for the Wilmington Blue Bombers. He led the EBL in assists in the 1966–67 season and was named to the EBL All-Star First Team.[1]

Weiss was a member of the 76ers' 1967 championship team, after which he was taken by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1967 NBA Expansion Draft.[2] Weiss played in the NBA for twelve seasons, including six with the Chicago Bulls.

Coaching careerEdit


After retiring as a player in 1977, Weiss briefly worked for an investment firm in Anaheim, California. In 1978, he joined the San Diego Clippers as an assistant coach.[3] In 1980, he moved to the Dallas Mavericks, an expansion franchise.

After six years in Dallas, Weiss accepted his first head coaching job in 1986 with the San Antonio Spurs. He coached the Spurs for two seasons, never posting a winning record. He did, however, lead them to the playoffs in 1988.

After one year as an assistant with the Orlando Magic, Weiss moved to the Atlanta Hawks as head coach. In three seasons, his Hawks teams posted a record of 124–122 and made the playoffs twice.

Weiss left the Hawks in 1993. He spent one year as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers before joining the SuperSonics as an assistant coach. He served in that post for 12 years under both George Karl and Nate McMillan, going to the NBA Finals in 1996. He was promoted to head coach in 2005 after McMillan left for the Portland Trail Blazers. However, Weiss did not last even one season, as the Sonics struggled to a losing record. After a 13–17 start to the 2005–06 season, his three-year deal was terminated on January 3, 2006 and he was replaced with Bob Hill.


In 2008, Weiss went to China to coach the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association.[4] He also coached for the Shandong Lions.[5]

Return to NBAEdit

In 2012, Weiss joined the Atlanta Hawks' coaching staff.[6] The next year, he became an assistant with the Charlotte Bobcats.[7] In 2017, he was hired by the Denver Nuggets as an assistant coach.[8]

Head coaching recordEdit

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
San Antonio 1986–87 82 28 54 .250 6th in Midwest Missed playoffs
San Antonio 1987–88 82 31 51 .378 5th in Midwest 3 0 3 .000 Lost in First Round
Atlanta 1990–91 82 43 39 .524 4th in Central 5 2 3 .400 Lost in First Round
Atlanta 1991–92 82 38 44 .463 5th in Central Missed playoffs
Atlanta 1992–93 82 43 39 .524 4th in Central 3 0 3 .000 Lost in First Round
L.A. Clippers 1993–94 82 27 55 .329 7th in Pacific Missed playoffs
Seattle 2005–06 30 13 17 .433 (fired)
Career 522 223 299 .427 11 2 9 .182


  1. ^ NBA Register: 1986-87 Edition. The Sporting News Publishing Company. 1986. p. 280. ISBN 9780892042272.
  2. ^ Andrieson, David (October 13, 2007), "Sonics ushered Seattle into the big time 40 years ago Saturday", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  3. ^ "Weiss joins Clippers". Chicago Tribune. August 30, 1978. E5.
  4. ^ Kelley, Steve (February 19, 2012), "New books details Bob Weiss' basketball adventure in China", Seattle Times
  5. ^ Jon Pastuszek (November 20, 2011). "2011-2012 CBA Preview". NiuBBall – Basketball with Chinese Characteristics. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Atlanta Hawks add Kenny Atkinson, Bob Weiss to coaching staff". Inside Hoops. August 28, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Charlotte Bobcats Name Ewing, Beyer, Silas, Weiss, Price to Coaching Staff – THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS". Archived from the original on 2013-07-08.
  8. ^ "Denver Nuggets: Bob Weiss Hired as Assistant Coach". NBA. August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017.