Name Jim Barnett
Education University of Oregon
College Oregon (1963–1966)
Weight 77 kg
|Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)|
Height 1.93 m
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Role Basketball Player
|Born July 7, 1944 (age 71)
Greenville, South Carolina (1944-07-07) |
High school Ramona (Riverside, California)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Position Small forward, Shooting guard
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James Franklin Barnett (born July 7, 1944) is a former professional basketball player. He has been the Golden State Warriors television analyst since the 1985–1986 NBA season.
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- Youth and college career
- Pro career
- Speaking engagements
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Youth and college career
Barnett was born in Greenville, South Carolina and raised in Riverside, California. He is a member of the Riverside Hall of Fame, and was selected as an NCAA All-American as a University of Oregon basketball player.
He is in the University of Oregon Hall of Fame and the State of Oregon Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor during the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on March 10, 2012.
Barnett's NBA career began when the Boston Celtics selected him with the eighth pick overall in the 1966 NBA draft. He later played for the Warriors for three seasons (1971–74) and five other teams during his 11-year career, including the San Diego Rockets, the Portland Trail Blazers, the New Orleans Jazz, New York Knicks, and the Philadelphia 76ers.
While playing for the Trail Blazers in 1971, Barnett attempted a rushed long-range shot against the rival Los Angeles Lakers. His shot went in, prompting Blazers play-by-play announcer Bill Schonely to exclaim "Rip City! All right!" The phrase "Rip City", the meaning for which Schonely has no explanation, nonetheless caught on and became synonymous with the team and the city of Portland.
Barnett played alongside many of the league's Hall of Famers, including Warriors stars Rick Barry and Nate Thurmond, as well as Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe, Pete Maravich and Julius Erving. Nicknamed "Crazy Horse", Barnett averaged 11.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 732 games.
Barnett serves as a co-host on "Warriors Live" pregame shows on CSN Bay Area television and all Golden State Warrior postgame shows. He has been the Warriors' television analyst since the 1985–1986 NBA season, and in that capacity was the color commentator alongside play-by-play announcer Bob Fitzgerald on NBC Sports Bay Area during the Warriors' 2015 and 2017 NBA championship seasons.
Active in the community, Barnett does speaking engagements throughout the greater Bay Area during the year, including guest appearances at Warriors Basketball Camp sessions.