The San Antonio Spurs today announced a slew of additions and promotions to their basketball staff. Notably for Sonics fans is former Supes guard Brent Barry being named vice president of basketball operations.
Per the press release:
Barry returns to the Spurs organization after playing four seasons in Silver and Black from 2004-08, where he helped the Spurs to two titles in 2005 and 2007. After a 14-year NBA career, he joined the Turner Sports network as an analyst in 2010. Barry covered the NBA for the league’s network on NBA TV and eventually moved to providing color analysis for TNT during the regular season and playoffs. He was also tapped as a host for the Players Only telecasts during the regular season, and hosted All-Star Saturday at the 2018 NBA All-Star weekend. Barry also played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics and Houston Rockets, where he finished his playing career in 2009. Barry ranks 34th all-time in three-pointers made (1,395) and 23rd all-time in three-point percentage (.405). He holds career averages of 9.2 points, 3.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 912 NBA contests. Barry graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in sociology.
Sonics fans will remember Barry for having played five seasons in the green and gold from 1999 to 2004, just before joining the Spurs. During his tenure in Seattle, Barry scored 11.3 points per game on 48% shooting. Since retiring in 2009, Barry has been an analyst for TNT and has also regularly appeared on The Starters podcast on NBA.com. He has been a vocal advocate for the return of the Sonics.