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Bob Weiss

Bob Weiss
Charlotte Hornets
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1942-05-07) May 7, 1942 (age 73)
Easton, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Athens Area
(Athens, Pennsylvania)
College Penn State (1962–1965)
NBA draft 1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1965–1977
Position Point guard
Number 35, 12, 21, 8
Coaching career 1978–present
Career history
As player:
1965 Philadelphia 76ers
1965–1966 Wilmington Blue Bombers (EPBL)
1967 Philadelphia 76ers
1967–1968 Seattle SuperSonics
1968 Milwaukee Bucks
19681974 Chicago Bulls
19741976 Buffalo Braves
1976–1977 Washington Bullets
As coach:
19781980 San Diego Clippers (assistant)
19801986 Dallas Mavericks (assistant)
19861988 San Antonio Spurs
1989–1990 Orlando Magic (assistant)
19901993 Atlanta Hawks
1993–1994 Los Angeles Clippers
19942005 Seattle SuperSonics (assistant)
2005–2006 Seattle SuperSonics
2008–2010 Shanxi Zhongyu (China)
2010–2011 Shandong Lions (China)
2012–2013 Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
2013–present Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (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

Robert William "Bob" Weiss (born May 7, 1942) is an American professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player. He is currently serving as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College career

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

Professional playing career

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.

NBA coaching career

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.

After the NBA

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 NBA

In 2012, Weiss joined the Atlanta Hawks' coaching staff.[6] The next year, he became an assistant with the Charlotte Bobcats.[7]


Weiss is the only person to be affiliated with the Clippers' franchise in all three cities of the organization's history. He was a player with the Buffalo Braves, an assistant coach with the San Diego Clippers, and a head coach with the Los Angeles Clippers. Weiss's all-time regular season NBA coaching record is 210-282 (42.7%).


  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. ^ 2011-2012 CBA Preview
  6. ^ Atlanta Hawks add Kenny Atkinson, Bob Weiss to coaching staff
  7. ^ Charlotte Bobcats Name Ewing, Beyer, Silas, Weiss, Price to Coaching Staff