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Jim Barnett To Be Replaced By Kelenna Azubuike

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Jim Barnett To Be Replaced By Kelenna Azubuike 

Post#1 » by likemycurryhot » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:49 pm

Sad day. Should’ve been Fitz.

https://theathletic.com/1099507/2019/07/26/kelenna-azubuike-to-replace-jim-barnett-as-warriors-tv-analyst/

“This time, the Warriors handled things differently. No farewell tour, no announcers from outside the organization rumored to get the job (like Brent Barry back in 2014), and Barnett gets to continue announcing. In fact, when I spoke with Barnett a week ago about his future, he mentioned how if the Warriors decided to replace him on TV, he wanted to call games on the radio with Roye.

It’s probably the kind of move we all saw coming to some extent, with the team moving to a new arena and they looked to replace Barnett five years ago when he was turning 70. To celebrate Barnett’s TV career, the Warriors plan to have him call the first regular-season game at Chase Center with Fitzgerald and Azubuike.”
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Post#2 » by Hoopstar23 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:50 pm

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Post#3 » by xdrta+ » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:57 pm

I too would rather they replaced Fitzgerald and kept Barnett.
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Post#4 » by KevinMcreynolds » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:01 pm

they're replacing the wrong guy
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Post#5 » by KevinMcreynolds » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:05 pm

A nice bonus the last few years of having almost all our games on national TV was I barely ever had to listen to Fitz.
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Post#6 » by xdrta+ » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:11 pm

KevinMcreynolds wrote:A nice bonus the last few years of having almost all our games on national TV was I barely ever had to listen to Fitz.


I would agree, except for Mark Jackson. Anyone would be better.
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Post#7 » by Mylie10 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:11 pm

Roye and Barnett have really good chemistry.
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Post#8 » by Frozzy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:39 pm

How come Lacob has seemingly wanted to replace JB for years? Is it because he's not down on his knees like Fitz always is?
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Re: Jim Barnett To Be Replaced By Kelenna Azubuike 

Post#9 » by Samurai » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:49 pm

Barnett and Fitz had two different roles with Barnett as the color analyst and Fitz as the play-by-play. Kelenna has displayed a very solid understanding of the game in his halftime and post-game analysis but I don't think he has any experience as a play-by-play guy. If you want Fitz gone, you'd need a competent play-by-play person to replace him. I'm not a big fan of Fitz, but I've stopped posting about wanting him to be fired ever since his wife passed away in 2016. Raising 3 kids as a single dad can't be easy and I'd hate to see him without a job on top of that - no way would I wish that on him.
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Post#10 » by KevinMcreynolds » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:47 am

don't they do focus groups or anything? how can they not know everyone loathes Fitz?
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Post#11 » by floppymoose » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:58 am

Replacing Barnett instead of Fitz is an airball. So i guess the rebound went to the offensive team.
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Post#12 » by Mylie10 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:06 am

Lacob seems to have a blind spot in regards to Fitzgerald. Either that or Bob has photos.
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Post#13 » by gst8 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:28 am

They probably feel bad for Fitzgerald after getting canned from KNBR. Not looking forward to this pairing at all though.
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Post#14 » by Scoots1994 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:31 am

Kelenna could be okay give him time, we knew this was coming a while back. It was supposed to be Tolbert until he had his health issue and then didn't want to travel from his family like would be required.

I hope Barnett guests semi-regularly.

I still don't get why Fitz still has the gig.
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Post#15 » by likemycurryhot » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:33 am

TNT apparently is letting Roz Gold-Onwude go. Maybe the Dubs can bring her back. This losing so many of the core members of the dynasty is starting to get depressing.
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Post#16 » by BG » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:55 am

****, this hurts more than losing KD. I'm not hating on Azubuike and i'll give him a chance, but it's almost impossible to step in those shoes.
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Re: Jim Barnett To Be Replaced By Kelenna Azubuike 

Post#17 » by KevinMcreynolds » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:24 am

likemycurryhot wrote:TNT apparently is letting Roz Gold-Onwude go. Maybe the Dubs can bring her back. This losing so many of the core members of the dynasty is starting to get depressing.


She’s terrible and Kerith Burke is the first good sideline reporter we’ve had since I can remember.
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Post#18 » by likemycurryhot » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:29 am

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likemycurryhot wrote:TNT apparently is letting Roz Gold-Onwude go. Maybe the Dubs can bring her back. This losing so many of the core members of the dynasty is starting to get depressing.


She’s terrible and Kerith Burke is the first good sideline reporter we’ve had since I can remember.


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Post#19 » by Phase 3 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:14 am

Terrible move.

Fitz sucks...Azuibuke is decent on the postgame show but was terrible next to Fitz in the brief moments they tried him there. Just no passion, boring, ect.

I’d much rather have Tim Roye and Barnett do the TV broadcast.
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Re: Jim Barnett To Be Replaced By Kelenna Azubuike 

Post#20 » by Coxy » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:00 am

I like Buke.
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