Everyone’s favorite NBA analyst (save for the “husky” women of San Antonio), Charles Barkley, went on ESPN radio’s Waddle & Silvy Show today to talk some basketball, and during the course of the interview, reiterated his intentions to become a GM when his contract with TNT expires in two years.
From The Score…
I think people know I wanna be a GM and I’m going to be a GM.
You know, I got two years left on my television deal and I told TNT that I’m probably gonna let it go after two years. Not that I don’t love my job, I got the best job, I just think 17 years is long enough to do anything, to be honest with you.
You know, when I took the job, I told them I was gonna do it for four years. I’m in year 15 now. And I think 17 years is long enough to do this job. I love TNT, love working with Ernie, Kenny and Shaq. I don’t have a Plan B, I wanna be a GM, I’ve made that perfectly clear.
We knew at some point that Barkley would leave TNT, but to hear him actually say it is kind of depressing. It will be a sad day for basketball when Sir Charles is no longer on television, because the guy is hands down the best, and most entertaining, analyst in sports.
[H/T to The Score]