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Nuggets add Weiss, Booth to staff

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Denver Nuggets hired veteran NBA coach and player Bob Weiss to join head coach Michael Malone's staff as an assistant coach.

Tim Connelly, the Nuggets' president of basketball operations, also announced Wednesday the hiring of Calvin Booth as assistant general manager.

The 75-year-old Weiss brings 34 years of coaching experience to Denver, including 31 at the NBA level.

Weiss, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets, has been a head coach on four occasions, compiling a 223-299 career record (.427) with the San Antonio Spurs (1986-88), Atlanta Hawks (1990-93), Los Angeles Clippers (1993-94) and Seattle SuperSonics (2005-06).

Along with the last four seasons in Charlotte, Weiss' tenure as an assistant coach includes stops with the San Diego Clippers (1977-80), Dallas Mavericks (1980-86), Orlando Magic (1989-90) SuperSonics (1994-2005) and Hawks (2012-13).

In 2008, Weiss became the first former NBA head coach to be a head coach in China, where he spent two seasons leading the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons (2008-10) and one season with the Shandong Lions (2010-11).

Prior to coaching, Weiss played 12 seasons in the NBA. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 22nd overall pick in the 1965 NBA Draft, he averaged 7.6 points, 3.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 783 career games for the 76ers, SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Buffalo Braves and Washington Bullets. Weiss also saw action in 53 playoff games, including winning the 1967 NBA Championship with the 76ers.

Booth, 41, joins the Nuggets after spending the past four seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves' front office, most recently serving as the director of pro personnel.

Prior to his promotion last season, Booth was a scout for the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2012-13 season before transitioning to the same position in Minnesota for the start of the 2013-14 season.

Before beginning his front office career, Booth played for seven different teams over a 10-year career in the NBA. He appeared in 366 games (83 starts), averaging 3.3 points and 2.8 rebounds.

Booth and Connelly worked together on two separate occasions with the Washington Wizards and also later with the Pelicans.

Updated August 16, 2017

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