Brent Barry Rumors

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Brent Barry
Brent Barry
Position: None
Born: 12/31/71
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:203 lbs. / 92.1 kg.
Atlanta is considering a number of candidates, including Griffin, Joe Dumars, Houston vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, and New York Knicks director of player personnel Mark Hughes, sources said. Altanta is also planning to discuss the GM opening with television analysts and former players Chauncey Billups and Brent Barry, league sources told The Vertical. Houston has granted permission to Atlanta to discuss the opening with Rosas, its No. 2 executive behind GM Daryl Morey, league sources said. New York has granted permission on Hughes too, league sources said.
“Here’s the thing that I’m seeing, and again it certainly goes beyond what’s being spewed out with the calculators,” Barry told USA TODAY Sports during a visit on the NBA A to Z podcast. “It’s the fact that there’s something in what the Cleveland team is doing in their body language and in moments in the game — the slight bickering, or the effect that it has on guys with the way that they play. “There’s (defensive) stops that don’t happen, and guys are … getting to the point where they’re slow to get back into an offensive play. They’re absolutely slow on turnovers or when there’s a couple of isolation plays, (and) guys aren’t touching the ball. They’re slow to get back into their defensive plays. There’s just something about the spirit of their competitive drive right now that’s not there.”
Despite receiving nibbles by a number of NBA teams over the past couple of seasons for both coaching and managerial positions, Barry has told suitors that his current plan is to spend as much time as possible with his school-aged kids over the next few years. When he’s ready to jump into the league in an official capacity, word is that he favors a route that would land him first in a front office, where he can study the architecture and mechanics of an NBA franchise, not unlike Steve Kerr, who served a stint as Phoenix’s general manager for three seasons. After that, Barry would be inclined to move to the bench.
2 months ago via ESPN