Brent Barry is a retired basketball player and American basketball executive. As of now, Brent Barry is the current vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs and is also a commentator on the NBA 2K series.
Brent Robert Barry, better known as Brent Barry, was born December 31, 1971, in Hempstead, New York, United States of America. From now on he is 50 years old and he is an American by nationality. In addition, he has the zodiac sign of Capricorn and his ethnicity is unknown. He is the son of Ricky Barry (father) and Pam Hale (mother).
His father Ricky is also a retired NBA and ABA basketball player and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in History by the NBA in 1996. His parents divorced when Brent was very young. In addition, his father married Lynn Barry. He has four siblings including three brothers named Jon Barry, Scooter Barry and Drew Barry and one sister named Shannon Barry.
Canyon Barry, his half brother, is also a member of his family. Jon is also a former basketball player and current ABC and ESPN television analyst. Scooter and Drew, his other two siblings, are also former basketball players.
Speaking about his academic career, he attended De La Salle High School for his high school education. He played high school basketball there before graduating in 1990.
He then enrolled at Oregon State University and was a member of the Beavers basketball team for four years. In 1995 he earned a degree in sociology from Oregon State University.
Brent begins his NBA career after being drafted 15th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 1995 NBA draft. He also played for three seasons and was considered a good passer, averaging over five assists per game. He was also an excellent three-pointer and ranked 13th all-time in three-point field goals. He was the first Caucasian player to win the slam dunk contest during the 1996 NBA All-Star Weekend. He was also a member of the San Antonio Spurs championship teams in 2005 and 2007.
After being drafted by the Denver Nuggets, he was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He set a rookie record with 123 3-pointers in his debut season. Additionally, he and the Clippers made a playoff run in the sophomore season, during which he averaged 11.7 points per game, his greatest playoff run overall. He also appeared in three games for the Clippers in the postseason.
He signed a 6-year, $27 million contract with the Chicago Bulls on January 25, 1999. Due to an ankle injury, he only played 37 of the 50 games this season, starting 30 of them and averaging 11.1 points per game. After failing to fill the Bulls’ vacuum, he was traded to Seattle on August 12, 1999 for Hersey Hawkins and James Cotton.
He then began working with Oregon State graduate student Gary Payton in Seattle. There he played point guard and jumped in as a small forward when needed. He also spent four seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics, where he made ten postseason appearances, the most of his career.
Brent joined the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent in 2004 and spent most of the season as a backup. In the 2005 NBA Finals, he helped them defeat the Denver Nuggets four games to one and won his first championship ring by defeating the Detroit Pistons.
Injuries and retirement from basketball
After the Spurs defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in June 2007, he got his second NBA championship ring. He fractured his right calf muscle in January 2008 and was unable to play for a month due to his injuries. On February 20, 2008, he was traded back to the Seattle SuperSonics along with Francisco Elson by the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Kurt Thomas. After waiting 30 days, he re-signed with San Antonio on March 24, 2008 on a one-year deal.
He didn’t play much in the first two rounds of the 2008 NBA Playoffs after returning from injury. San Antonio, on the other hand, gave him the most postseason experience of his career with 71 games. He also signed a two-year contract with the Houston Rockets in 2008, becoming the third member of his family to play for the team. He was released by the Rockets later in 2009, ending his career.
After retiring from basketball
After retiring from basketball in 2013, he appeared as a regular on NBA TV’s The Starters in its The Bone Zone segment. Additionally, beginning in 2016, he worked as a backup commentator for the NBA on TNT coverage and as a play-by-play announcer for their Players Only show.
He similarly collaborated with Ian Eagle during TNT’s coverage of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. In 2018, he became vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs.
Awards and net worth
This former basketball player is a two-time NBA champion (2005, 2007), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1996), NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1996), and First-Team All-Pac-10 (1995).
According to some online sources, his net worth is estimated to be around $12 million which he earned from his job. He also worked as a fill-in analyst and announcer at NBA-TV, earning a substantial sum that helps add to his salary and net worth.
From now on he is single and unmarried. But in the past, he married his longtime girlfriend Erin Barry, who he had been with since they were high school. Erin was a student at an all-girls Catholic school in San Francisco, and Brent was a student at the all-boys school across the street when they first met.
The couple married in 1998 and they have two sons. Unfortunately, the couple separated after 12 years of marriage. They eventually divorced on January 5, 2011. And their children give up joint custody.
He has an athletic build with blue eyes and brown hair color. Besides, he’s standing 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 95 kg. He also has a shoe size of 13 US.
He’s just active Twitter where there are more than 34.2k followers. Also, this athlete is not active on Instagram and Facebook.