Tom Heinsohn

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Facts of Tom Heinsohn

Full Name
Thomas William Heinsohn
Birth Name
Thomas William Heinsohn
Famous Name
Tom Heinsohn
Married to
Helen J. Weiss
Paul Heinsohn


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$8 million
sports commentator
Currently Club
NBC Sports Boston.


Married to
Helen J. Weiss

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

Heinsohn earned around $500,000, annually and had 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. 

Death of Tom Heinsohn

Tom passed away on November 9, 2020, leaving behind his beautiful family. Heinsohn was suffering from kidney failure, which became the prime reason for his death. His family announced the sad news shortly after his death on the same day. 

Tom Heinsohn's Net worth and Salary

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

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Tom was one of the broadcasting industry's most popular names. He could draw the attention of people with charming personalities to his shows.

In addition, he 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 annual compensation 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 68.

Helen's funeral was performed at St. Bartholomew's Church, Needham, and her burial was 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. Again, there are records of his past affair, marriage or divorce. 

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 at Saint Michael's in Union City. After completing high school, he attended the Holy Cross and completed his Bachelor's degree 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

Tom worked for 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 over overBill Russell.

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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 the CBS playoff coverage of the NBA.

Helen J. (Weiss) Of Needham wife of Tom CAPTION: Helen J. (Weiss) Of Needham, wife of Tom

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

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