|Title:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Northeastern University|
Rick Weitzman enters his first season as assistant men’s basketball coach at UMass Boston.
One of the most recognizable names in basketball in the city of Boston, Weitzman joins the Beacons staff with more than 20 years of talent evaluation in the NBA. The head scout for the Boston Celtics for five seasons, Weitzman helped the team as a scout and broadcaster from 1980-97.
Weitzman was the radio color analyst alongside Johnny Most from 1980-82 and began work as a part-time scout in 1983. He was promoted to full-time scout in 1988 and then became head scout in 1991.
Weitzman moved on to scout for Cleveland from 1997-2000 and has also done evaluation for Marty Blake and Associates, the NBA’s official scouting service, Washington, Atlanta and Orlando. For the last three years he provided color analysis on NBA games for ESPN International.
A native Bostonian, he starred at Northeastern University and became the first Huskies player to be drafted by an NBA team when his hometown Celtics selected him in the eighth round of the 1967 NBA Draft. He played one season for Boston and was part of the team’s 1968 NBA Championship. He also played one season for the New Haven Elms of the Eastern Basketball League in 1968-69.
Weitzman served as a volunteer assistant coach at Northeastern University for the 1982-83 season and guided Peabody High School to a 135-67 record in 10 seasons as head coach.
Along with his wife, Carol, Weitzman has two daughters, Alyssa and Jennifer.