Robert William Weiss (born May 7, 1942) is an American professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player and coach.
|Born||May 7, 1942|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Athens Area|
|College||Penn State (1962–1965)|
|NBA draft||1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Number||35, 12, 21, 8|
|1965–1966||Wilmington Blue Bombers|
|1978–1980||San Diego Clippers (assistant)|
|1980–1986||Dallas Mavericks (assistant)|
|1986–1988||San Antonio Spurs|
|1989–1990||Orlando Magic (assistant)|
|1993–1994||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1994–2005||Seattle SuperSonics (assistant)|
|2012–2013||Atlanta Hawks (assistant)|
|2013–2017||Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (assistant)|
|2017–2019||Denver Nuggets (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,989 (7.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,398 (1.8 rpg)|
|Assists||2,931 (3.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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. Weiss played in the NBA for twelve seasons, including six with the Chicago Bulls.
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. 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.
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.
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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 %|
|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|
- NBA Register: 1986-87 Edition. The Sporting News Publishing Company. 1986. p. 280. ISBN 9780892042272.
- Andrieson, David (October 13, 2007), "Sonics ushered Seattle into the big time 40 years ago Saturday", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- "Weiss joins Clippers". Chicago Tribune. August 30, 1978. E5.
- Kelley, Steve (February 19, 2012), "New books details Bob Weiss' basketball adventure in China", Seattle Times
- Jon Pastuszek (November 20, 2011). "2011-2012 CBA Preview". NiuBBall – Basketball with Chinese Characteristics. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
- "Atlanta Hawks add Kenny Atkinson, Bob Weiss to coaching staff". Inside Hoops. August 28, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
- "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.
- "Denver Nuggets: Bob Weiss Hired as Assistant Coach". NBA. August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017.