Monday , Jul , 18 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Sonics offer head coaching job to Bob Weiss

Tacoma, WA (Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics have apparently
offered their head coaching job to Bob Weiss.

According to the Tacoma News-Tribune, an official announcement could come as
early as Monday. The team was just waiting for Weiss to sign the deal.

Weiss, an original member of the Sonics in 1967, has been an assistant in
Seattle since 1994 and has already been endorsed by several key players on the
team, including star Ray Allen.

The 63-year-old Weiss has had three prior coaching stints in the NBA. From
1986-88 Weiss coached the San Antonio Spurs to a 59-105 mark before leading
the Atlanta Hawks to a 124-122 record from 1990 to 1993. Weiss also guided the
Los Angeles Clippers to a 27-55 mark during the 1993-94 campaign.

Weiss, who began his coaching career as an assistant with the San Diego
Clippers in 1977, will replace Nate McMillian, who bolted the Emerald City
unexpectedly in early July to accept the head coaching vacancy in Portland.