Josh Barney has spent the early days of his career in the world of technology working as a network engineer. In 2008, he moved into the Director of Technology role at the Vivint Smart Arena which was the home of the Utah Jazz playing in the National Basketball Association.
When Vivint Smart Arena underwent renovations in 2017, Josh led the rolling out of technology on the stadium to make it the ‘Arena of the Future’. While at it, Josh realised his love for video games and so he had a conversation with the Jazz organisation to incorporate competitive video games into the business. Six months later, an opportunity to join the esports horizon came in and the Jazz were invited to join the NBA 2K League. They’ve named their esports team as Jazz Gaming and Josh is the one overseeing the team while still providing his tech expertise to the entire Utah Jazz.
GG WP (FYI means Good Game Well Played for those not in esports)
Game day feels
NBA2k Draft as discussed on the podcast
* not actual photo of Josh
Best of luck in Season 2