NEWPORT, R.I. – Former Boston Celtics guard Dana Barros, a 13-year National Basketball Association player before retiring in 2002, appeared as a guest coach and mentor during today’s first session of the Celtics Basketball Camp at Salve Regina University, being held this week at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
Barros, the director of Player Development for the Celtics, is a strong supporter of youth development through his Barros Foundation. A native of Boston, he played basketball for Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass. and then at Boston College, where he was one of the school’s all-time leading scorers.
He spent six of his 14 seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. He also played for the Seattle SuperSonics and the Philadelphia 76ers, where he was recognized as one of the greatest three point shooters in that team’s history.
Sponsored by Reebok, the Boston Celtics and BasketBall City, a series of six week-long camps for children between the ages of 8-17 are being held throughout the summer at the Celtics official practice facility in Waltham, Mass., at BasketBall City in Boston and at Salve Regina.
Additional Celtics guest coaches are scheduled to make appearances at the Salve Regina camp throughout the week.