Newbury College is pleased to welcome former Boston Celtic and NBA All-Star Dana Barros as its next Head Men's Basketball Coach. Barros, who has a wealth of playing and coaching experience, will succeed former Head Coach Jelani Townsell at the helm of the Nighthawks' men's basketball program beginning April 19, 2016.
Barros, a Boston native and graduate of Boston College was the first round pick (16th overall) of the Seattle SuperSonics in 1989. Barros went on to enjoy a 13-year NBA playing career, including five seasons as a member of the Boston Celtics (1995-2000). Barros' individual accolades at the NBA level include being voted as an NBA All-Star in 1995 and being crowned as the NBA's Most Improved Player in the same year. A notorious sharp-shooter from beyond the three-point line, Barros saw his longstanding NBA record of 89 consecutive games with a three-pointer made eclipsed this season by 2015 NBA MVP Stephen Curry.
Following his NBA playing career, Barros continued entrenching himself in the fabric of 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.
Barros, a graduate of Xaverian Brothers High School and Boston College, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and Broadcasting. Barros spends his free time serving as the Owner and Operator of the Dana Barros Basketball Club and Camps in Avon, Mass.