Tom Heinsohn Biography

( 1934 - )
March 4, 2019
First published on:January 20, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Tom Heinsohn

Date of Birth: 1934, August 26
Age: 85 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Thomas William Heinsohn
Birth Place Jersey City
Famous Name Tom Heinsohn
Horoscope Virgo
Net Worth $8 million
Salary $500,000
School Location Union City
Weight 218 lbs
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession sports commentator
Currently Working For NBC Sports Boston.
University attended Holy Cross
School attended Saint Michael's
Graduated year 1953-56
Married to Helen J. Weiss
Children Paul Heinsohn

Two times Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Thomas William Heinsohn is currently working for NBC Sports Boston as their color commentator. Besides, he is a former NBA coach and a player who has been working with the NBA for decades.

Heinsohn,84, earns around $500,000, annually and has an estimated net worth of over $8 million. Tom married his longtime girlfriend Helen J. Weiss and has Paul Heinsohn children with her. Tom's wife died of cancer in 2008 at the age of 68 years. 

Tom Heinsohn Net worth and Salary

The American play-by-play commentator Thomas William Heinsohn has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2019, the commentator receives an annual salary of $500,000 from his successful reporting career with NBC Sports Boston.

Tom is one of the broadcasting industry's most popular names. He was able to draw the attention of people with a charming personality to his shows.

In addition, he has worked with various networks to collect net income and earn a substantial salary from his career.

Thomas William Heinsohn works alongside Mike Gorman at NBC Sports Boston. And as of now, he receives an annual salary of around $500,000.

Tom Heinsohn Personal Life

Tom Heinsohn was a married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with his lovely girlfriend Helen J. (Weiss) Heinsohn after being in an affair for a long time. They lived happily together until his wife Helen died on November 24, 2008, because of cancer at the age of 68.

Helen's funeral was performed at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Needham, and her burial were at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham.

Helen was born in Monticello, New York and during her last days, she was fully supported by her husband Tom and her two step-sons Paul of Norfolk and David Heinsohn, and besides, she had five grandchildren.

Besides, there is records of his past affair, marriage or divorce. 

Tom is still very much focused on his career despite his age and has a charming personality. Moreover, he is very popular in social media with a huge fan following.

Tom Heinsohn Early Life and Educational History

Tom Heinsohn was born on August 26, 1934, in Jersey City. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the White ethnic group.

Tom completed his early education from Saint Michael's in Union City. After completing high school, he attended the Holy Cross and completed his Bachelor's degree from there in 1956.

He played basketball during his College time scoring 1,789 points, an average of 22.1 points per game.

Tom Heinsohn Professional Career

Currently, Tom is working for the NBC Sports Boston alongside Mike Gorman as their play-by-play commentator. 

Playing career:

Tom started his playing career with Boston Celtics in 1956 and won NBA Rookie of the Year overBill Russell.

CAPTION: Tom during his playing career SOURCE: NBC Sports

After ending his playing career, Heinsohn served as a head coach of the Boston for the 1969-70 season.

Broadcasting career:

Tom started his broadcasting career in 1996 with WKBG's Celtics working as their play-by-play man for three seasons. During the 1980s, he worked alongside Dick Stockton in CBS playoff coverage of NBA.

CAPTION: Helen J. (Weiss) Of Needham wife of Tom SOURCE: Legacy.com

During his time with CBS Heinsohn also worked with Brent Musburger and James Brown.


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