Former Hawks head coach Bob Weiss returns to the organization for his first season as an assistant coach/consultant, having been named to the position on August 28, 2012.
Weiss, who spent 1990-93 as Atlanta's bench boss (124-122 record, plus two playoff berths), is also a former head coach of San Antonio (1986-88), the LA Clippers (1993-94) and Seattle (2005-06). Altogether, he compiled a 223-299 mark in 522 contests over seven NBA seasons.
He has also served as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Braves, Dallas, San Antonio and Orlando.
In 2008, Weiss went abroad to coach Shanxi Zhongyu in the Chinese Basketball Association, and was the subject of the book, "Brave Dragons, A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach and Two Cultures Clashing," by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jim Yardley.
The 22nd overall pick in the 1965 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, Weiss played 12 NBA seasons for the Sixers, Seattle, Milwaukee, Chicago, Buffalo and Washington, averaging 7.6 ppg in 783 regular season contests.
Born May 7, 1942 in Easton, PA, Weiss graduated from Penn State in 1965 with a degree in physical education. He and his wife Tracy are the parents of Stuart and Grace.