Ex-NBA star Dana Barros now coaches basketball in Newbury College

dana-barrosFormer NBA star guard Dana Barros has been named the head coach of the Newbury College basketball team, according to WickedLocal report.

Barros, a Boston native and graduate of Boston College, was the first round pick, 16th overall, of the Seattle SuperSonics in 1989.

Barros himself is excited about his new position.

“I love Boston. I was born here, I was raised here, I went to school here and I enjoyed my greatest professional successes as a member of the Celtics,” he said.

Following his NBA playing career, Barros continued established himself within the Boston community through a number of visible positions including director of recreation for the city of Boston, an NBA commentator for NESN, an NBA sports analyst for Comcast, and has also assisted over the years with media relations and player development for the Boston Celtics.

“I have been looking for the opportunity to build a D-III program in the Greater Boston area, where I can impact the lives of local student-athletes and help to shape their futures,” said Barros.

Barros played 14 seasons in the NBA, for Seattle SuperSonics, Philadelphia Sixers, Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons. Barros averaged career high 20.6 ppg and 7.5 apg in 1994-95 season.

He appeared in total of 850 NBA games (started in 264), averaging 10.5 ppg and 3.3 apg in 22.9 mpg. Barros was an NBA all-star in 1995.


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