This Monday morning the San Antonio Spurs announced that TV Analyst Brent Barry joins the from office. Former Spur player is making his return to San Antonio, this time as the new vice president of basketball operations. Since retiring in 2009, Barry has made a name for himself as a television analyst. He’s appeared on various outlets including NBA TV and TNT.
The San Antonio Spurs are hiring Brent Barry, a television analyst and 14-year NBA veteran, into a front-office position, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 17 de septiembre de 2018
Two titles in 2005 and 2007 during his four seasons as a Spur, averaging 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. Barry was a valuable bench piece that provided a spark of athleticism and keen three-point shot in relief of the starters.
Barry’s core understanding of the game has been one of his strongest traits throughout his playing days and time as an analyst. General manager R.C. Buford and Popovic have led the team’s brain trust for two decades, but times have changed.
With only eight players returning from the 2017-18 season, Popovic and Buford have entered a new era. They’ve extended out of their comfort zones and assembled a team unlike any they’ve had in the past 20 years. It’s important for the team’s transition to include personnel changes both on and off the court.