News Roundup: Barry hired, Eubanks signed, promotions and more


SAN ANTONIO – With the San Antonio Spurs nearing their annual Media Day and the beginning of their 2018-19 training camp, the organization announced a host of moves today.


ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Monday morning that the Spurs have hired Brent Barry as Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Barry’s return to San Antonio will ease the departure of Monty Williams, who left to join the Philadelphia 76ers’ coaching staff this summer.

If you remember, Barry spent four productive seasons with the Spurs as an integral part of the 2005 and 2007 championship rosters.


Former Oregon State center and undrafted rookie free agent Drew Eubanks has signed a two-way contract with the Spurs, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Eubanks was rumored to be a training camp invite back in July prior to appearing with San Antonio’s Summer League squad. In seven games across Utah and Las Vegas Summer League, Eubanks averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.

The signing brings the Spurs to 16 players on the roster with one last two-way contract slot open.

San Antonio can carry up to 20 players to start training camp.


As with every season, new arrivals and departures mean some shuffling within the organization.

Outside of the Barry hire, San Antonio announced several other additions and promotions on Monday.

A few of the notable moves are Willis Hall, who is San Antonio’s new video coordinator. Hall takes over after Jeremy Castleberry departed for Toronto and Dutch Gaitley joined former Spurs assistant coach James Borrego in Charlotte.

Massimo Simonetta also joins the Spurs as their new sports therapist. Those familiar with the Premiere League will recognize Simonetta, as he’s spent the last several seasons with Manchester City as their sports therapist.


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