Former HEAT point guard John Crotty enters his ninth full season as the analyst on the HEAT Radio Network. The NBA veteran will once again team with Mike Inglis to analyze preseason, regular season and postseason action. In addition to his radio duties, Crotty joins the television studio for all HEAT road games on Sun Sports to anchor the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.
Crotty joined the HEAT broadcast team during the 2004-05 season, beginning with the HEAT’s January 1st contest against the Charlotte Bobcats, and has also been part of the Sun Sports postseason television coverage in each of Miami’s last eight playoff appearances, conducting interviews and providing keen analysis.
During his 11-year NBA 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 broadcast duties, Crotty sells commercial real estate for Colliers International South Florida, where he is a senior vice president and partner in investment sales. He continues to be involved in the community as a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and through his youth basketball camp in Coral Gables. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 with a degree in history, and he and his wife, Kara, are the parents to two daughters, Cassie and Connor. They currently reside in Coral Gables.