Barnett's tenure with Warriors worth celebrating
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Barnett's contract will expire in the spring, and as he met with team president Rick Welts and marketing executives to discuss the future, there was "mutual agreement," said Barnett, that he join Bob Fitzgerald on the Comcast telecasts for one more season and then move into an ambassador's role with the club, entailing speaking engagements, community functions "and whatever else they'd like me to do."
[...] he'll turn 70 next July, forcing both parties to take a hard look down the road.
Barnett's television work dates to the 1985-86 season, when he teamed with Greg Papa - "one of the best guys in the business, an absolute pro and a guy who taught me a lot."
What makes him so great is that he had a long playing career, back in the '60s and '70s, so he's seen every player, every year, every style, and can bring that into context.
Barnett's thirst for travel is a product of his upbringing in an Air Force family, living in South Carolina, California, China, Orlando and Georgia before ...
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