Broadcast Bio: John Crotty
Former HEAT point guard John Crotty enters his fourth full season as the analyst on the HEAT radio network. The 11-year NBA veteran will once again team with Mike Inglis to analyze pre-season, regular season and postseason action. Crotty joined the HEAT broadcast team during the 2004-05 season, beginning with the HEATs January 1 contest against the Charlotte Bobcats. In addition to his radio duties, Crotty has also been part of Sun Sports postseason television coverage in each of Miamis last three postseasons appearances, conducting interviews and providing keen analysis.
Prior to joining the HEAT radio broadcast team, Crotty served as a radio analyst for the Florida International University mens basketball team. He also filled in as an analyst for the Golden State Warriors television network in a 2003 game in Miami.
During his career, Crotty played for seven different teams before retiring after the 2002-03 season. In addition to his stint with the HEAT, Crotty played for Utah, Cleveland, Portland, Seattle, Detroit and Denver. He appeared in 477 regular season games and averaged 4.0 points, 2.1 assists and 12.1 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the floor, 38.4 percent from three-point range and 83.7 percent from the foul line. During his lone season with the HEAT in 1996-97, he averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 assists and 13.7 minutes while shooting 51.3 percent from the floor, 40.8 percent from three-point range and 84.4 percent from the foul line in 48 games. He helped the HEAT earn its first trip to the Eastern Conference Finals appearing in 15 postseason contests. For his career he saw action in 36 postseason contests and averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 assists in 7.5 minutes.
In addition to his radio duties, Crotty sells commercial real estate for Colliers Abood Wood-Fay, where he is a senior vice president and partner in investment sales. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 with a history degree, and he and his wife, Kara, are the parents to two daughters, Cassie and Connor. They currently reside in Coral Gables.