Source: Cealey Godwin, KUSA
A 12-year NBA career.
A championship title with the Philadelphia 76ers.
A 34-year career as a professional basketball coach.
It’s a ginormous list of accomplishments for any man or woman, but for Nuggets assistant coach Bob Weiss, there’s always room to add some more.
“I like to kind of learn how things work and then kind of go to something else,” Bob explained following a practice this past December. “I always have to have something to do. I can’t get on a plane and just ride the plane, I’ve got to have a book, sudoku puzzle, so I got to have something. So I try to keep busy that way.”
The 75-year-old from Athens, Pennsylvania, has lived a lifetime and then some.
Following a four-year career at Penn State, Weiss moved south after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1965. Two years later, a star-studded cast led by Wilt Chamberlain, Billy Cunningham, Hal Greer, and Chet Walker beat out the Golden State Warriors in six to claim the franchises second NBA title.
The following summer, the league held an Expansion Draft and Weiss was sent West to play for the Seattle SuperSonics.
Weiss bounced around the league until his retirement in 1977 and has been coaching ever since.
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