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Barry: "I Got A Token Interview That Was A Joke"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:01pm
  • Barry didn't pull any punches with regards to his alma mater.
     Barry didn't pull any punches with regards to his alma mater.

Former NBA star Rick Barry was a guest on The David Glenn Show on Tuesday and discussed his thoughts on the NBA, the differences between when he was drafted and now, and finally, his perspective as the best player the Miami Hurricanes basketball program has ever produced.

When Frank Haith left the program following the 2010-11 season, Barry was interested in the possibility of taking over as head coach.

"I actually was very interested in wanting to go ahead and coach the team and got a token interview that was a joke a few years back," Barry said with a laugh.  "But I seriously would have gone down there and would've done that."

Barry, who led the NCAA in scoring during the 1964-65 season with 37.4 points per game, also made it clear that he is confident in the Hurricanes' current coach.

"They're doing some great things.  Jim Larrañaga is a terrific coach, and I'm sure he's going to do wonders for the program."

To hear the full interview, please click the player below: