OAKLAND -- The Warriors' regular-season finale against the Denver Nuggets was supposed to be Jim Barnett's final game behind the microphone as a television analyst, but the club confirmed Wednesday that Barnett will be back on the air next year in a more limited capacity.

The 69-year-old Barnett, who is completing his 29th year as a Warriors broadcaster, said this week that although the exact details of his duties haven't been ironed out, he will continue to work a select number of games on TV. A club spokesman verified that but added the number of games Barnett will work has not been finalized.

Jim Barnett, television analyst for the Golden State Warriors for the past 27 years, speaks at a press conference at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in
Jim Barnett, television analyst for the Golden State Warriors for the past 27 years, speaks at a press conference at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. The city of Oakland, Visit Oakland, and Warriors' Jim Barnett gathered to tip off "Warriors Week" in Oakland beginning October 23, leading up to the Golden State Warriors Opening Night game against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 30 at Oracle Arena.(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) ( Laura A. Oda )

The Warriors and Barnett reached a mutual agreement before the season that he would retire from broadcasting and serve as a club ambassador. But clearly, that was not a plan devised by Barnett, who ideally would have preferred to stay on the air.

A groundswell of support from Warriors fans clearly impacted the club having a change of heart.

-- Carl Steward