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SEATTLE ? (AP) ? Bob Weiss was fired as coach of the Seattle SuperSonics on Tuesday, with his team struggling at 13-17 after having won its division last year.


Weiss, in his first year coaching the Sonics, was replaced by assistant Bob Hill, the team said. Seattle opened a five-game road trip with a 115-96 loss to Indiana on Monday and plays in Chicago on Wednesday night.


Weiss was promoted from assistant to head coach on July 18 after Nate McMillan left for Portland. Weiss was a popular choice of All-Stars Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, but Seattle has not been above .500 this season. The Sonics won 52 games last year in capturing the Northwest Division.


The 63-year-old Weiss previously coached Atlanta, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers and has an overall record of 223-299. He was a Seattle assistant from 1994-2005.


Weiss is the third coach fired by Seattle during the season since 1992. In 2000, Paul Westphal was let go after a 6-9 start, replaced by McMillan. In 1992, K.C. Jones was fired after an 18-18 start and replaced by George Karl.

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thank god ... i hope bob hill isn't more than in interim solution either, but weiss was terrible


he completely ruined the style of the team, put out horrible lineups and had no concept on how to manage his team


it was also clear that the players had been unhappy with him since camps


hopefully hill can have them improve their defense to a point where opponents only shoot 50% on them.....................

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