Dana Barros

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Dana Barros
No. 11, 3, 1, 13
Guard
Personal information
Born (1967-04-13) April 13, 1967 (age 47)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Listed weight 163 lb (74 kg)
Career information
High school Xaverian Brothers
(Boston, Massachusetts)
College Boston College (1985–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro playing career 1989–2004
Career history
19891993 Seattle SuperSonics
19931995 Philadelphia 76ers
19952000 Boston Celtics
20002002 Detroit Pistons
2004 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,901 (10.5 ppg)
Rebounds 1,609 (1.9 rpg)
Assists 2,837 (3.3 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dana Bruce Barros (born April 13, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player from the NBA. In college, he played at Boston College, finishing as one of the school's all-time leading scorers.

Professional career[edit]

The 5' 11" (1.80 m), 165 lb (75 kg) point guard, who attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts, began his professional career in 1989 when he was selected in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 16th pick. Most of his time spent in Seattle was as a backup to point guard Gary Payton, who was considered to be a much more competent ball handler and defender, as Barros was deemed more usable at shooting guard.

Prior to the 1993-94 season, the Sonics traded Barros to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Kendall Gill. Two days later, Charlotte traded Barros, Sidney Green, and their 1993 draft choice, Greg Graham, to the Philadelphia 76ers for Hersey Hawkins.

In Philadelphia, Barros received much more playing time (31 minutes per game) with the Sixers, than when he was with the Western Conference SuperSonics (18 minutes per game). This allowed him to improve his scoring output the previous season with Seattle from 7.8 to 13.3 points per game.

In Barros' second season with the Sixers (1994-95) he achieved career highs in minutes per game (40.5), field goal percentage (49.0%), three-point percentage (46.4%), scoring average (20.6 points per contest), rebounding (3.3 per game) and assists (7.5) while playing all 82 regular season games. Highlights included a 50-point, 8-rebound performance against the Houston Rockets in March 1995, and a 25-point, 10-rebound, 15-assist triple-double effort against the Orlando Magic a few weeks later. Barros was selected to play in the 1995 NBA All-Star Game and at season's end was voted the league's Most Improved Player. He also set an NBA record by making at least one three-pointer in 89 consecutive games from December 23, 1994 until January 10, 1996. This record was broken by Kyle Korver in December 2013.[1] Barros appeared four consecutive times at the AT&T Long Distance Shootout during the All-Star Weekend from 1992 to 1996, coming in second twice.

Barros became a free agent at the end of the 1995-96 season. He signed with his hometown Boston Celtics, and remained for five seasons as a role player alongside David Wesley and Dee Brown and mentor to younger players such as Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce.

In the offseason of 2000, Barros was traded to the Dallas Mavericks as part of a four-team deal that also involved the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors. By the time the 2000-01 season had commenced, the Mavs had traded Barros to the Detroit Pistons, where he played 89 games over two seasons, averaging 7.5 points per game, until waiving him in 2002.

After that, he was out of the NBA for almost two years, before rejoining the Celtics towards the end of the 2003-04 regular season, first as an assistant coach and later as a player. He scored six points in one final game. He retired from the league with career averages of 10.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a career three-point average of 41.1%.

After retiring from basketball, Barros opened the Dana Barros Sports Complex, a sports and social club in Mansfield, Massachusetts. However, the project proved more costly than Barros expected. He incurred massive debts, and eventually left the business in 2006.

For two months in 2006, Barros worked as an assistant coach for the Northeastern University men's basketball team, a position from which he resigned in June 2006 to accept a role as the Director of Recreation for the city of Boston.[2]

Barros is now with the media relations department for the Celtics.

Barros serves as a "basketball insider" for New England Sports Network (NESN) and offers analysis and insight on the NBA on the show NESN Daily.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1989–90 Seattle 81 25 20.1 .405 .399 .809 1.6 2.5 0.7 0.0 9.7
1990–91 Seattle 66 0 11.4 .495 .395 .918 1.1 1.7 0.3 0.0 6.3
1991–92 Seattle 75 1 17.7 .483 .446 .759 1.1 1.7 0.7 0.1 8.3
1992–93 Seattle 69 2 18.0 .451 .379 .831 1.6 2.2 0.9 0.0 7.8
1993–94 Philadelphia 81 70 31.1 .469 .381 .800 2.4 5.2 1.3 0.1 13.3
1994–95 Philadelphia 82 82 40.5 .490 .464 .899 3.3 7.5 1.8 0.0 20.6
1995–96 Boston 80 25 29.1 .470 .408 .884 2.4 3.8 0.7 0.0 13.0
1996–97 Boston 24 8 29.5 .435 .410 .860 2.0 3.4 1.1 0.3 12.5
1997–98 Boston 80 15 21.1 .461 .407 .847 1.9 3.6 1.0 0.1 9.8
1998–99 Boston 50 16 23.1 .453 .400 .877 2.1 4.2 1.0 0.1 9.3
1999–00 Boston 72 0 15.8 .451 .410 .866 1.4 1.8 0.4 0.1 7.2
2000–01 Detroit 60 0 18.0 .444 .419 .850 1.6 1.8 0.5 0.0 8.0
2001–02 Detroit 29 20 20.1 .385 .338 .778 2.0 2.7 0.5 0.1 6.7
2003–04 Boston 1 0 11.0 .667 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
Career 850 264 22.9 .460 .411 .858 1.9 3.3 0.9 0.1 10.5
All-Star 1 0 11.0 .400 .333 .000 1.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 5.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korver leads Hawks to 107-97 win over Clippers". Associated Press. SI.com. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Barros resigns as assistant coach

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