Miller and Battier Interview

Miami Heat clutch men Mike Miller and Shane Battier join Sun Sports to talk about their championship run. 4:03

Practice: Battier (6/20/12)

Shane Battier speaks to the media after practice 3:44

Shane Battier Interview

The Heat's Shane Battier joins GameTime after Miami takes a 2-1 Finals advantage. 4:58

Practice: Battier (6/16/12)

Shane Battier speaks to the media after practice 4:41
  • Position: Forward | Height: 6'8" | Weight: 225
  • Years Pro: 10
  • Birthdate: 9/9/78 (Birmingham, MI)
  • High School: Detroit County Day School (MI)
  • College: Duke

  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Selected in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft (sixth overall) by the Memphis Grizzlies…signed a multi-year contract extension with Memphis on July 15, 2004…traded by the Grizzlies to the Houston Rockets for Stromile Swift and the draft rights to Rudy Gay on July 12, 2006…traded by the Rockets along with Ish Smith to Memphis in exchange for Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll and a future protected first-round draft pick on Feb. 24, 2011...signed by the HEAT as a free agent on Dec. 10, 2011.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 767 regular season games (619 starts) during his 10-year NBA career and has averaged 9.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.09 steals, 1.02 blocks and 32.9 minutes while shooting 44.3 percent from the floor, 38.5 percent from three-point range and 74.5 percent from the foul line...has missed 53 games due to injury/illness...is a two-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection and a four-time Division Sportsmanship Award winner…was a First Team All-Rookie selection and a one-time Rookie of the Month honoree…has scored in double figures 364 times, including 38 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point performances...his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 11 (Nov. 12, 2001-Dec. 3, 2001)...has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 36 occasions and has recorded 26 double-doubles...is the Grizzlies' all-time steals leader and also ranks in the team's top 10 all-time in games played (3rd), three-point field goals made (3rd), blocks (3rd), starts (5th), points (6th), free throws made (7th), total rebounds (7th) and three-point field goal percentage (8th)...joins Dirk Nowitzki as the only players in NBA history to play over 500 career games and average at least one three-pointer and one block per game…has 274 multi-trey games…his longest streak of consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is 27 (Mar. 20, 2009-Nov. 25, 2009)…has 220 multi-steal and 198 multi-block games...his longest streak of consecutive games with a steal is 17 (Feb. 7, 2002-Mar. 15, 2002) and his longest streak of consecutive games with a block is 16 and has occurred twice (Nov. 7, 2010-Dec. 7, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2003-Mar. 5, 2003)…his longest stretch of consecutive games played is 221 (Dec. 17, 2005-Apr. 9, 2008)…has appeared in 51 NBA postseason games and has averaged 7.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 32.7 minutes while shooting 43.4 percent from the floor, 36 percent from three-point range and 75 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures 15 times in postseason play, including a pair of 20-point games.

    2010-11 SEASON:

    Split the season between Houston and Memphis…started 59 of the 82 games in which he appeared and averaged 7.6 points (.450 FG%, .688 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.99 blocks and 29.0 minutes…scored in double figures 32 times…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and posted three double-doubles…started all 59 games he appeared in with Houston and averaged 8.6 points (.456 FG%, .645 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.20 blocks and 30.8 minutes…led the Rockets in blocks in 2010-11 despite being traded with 23 games left in the season…topped the Rockets in rebounds four times and in assists on three occasions…came off the bench in all 23 games he saw action with the Grizzlies and averaged 5.0 points (.426 FG%, .882 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 24.2 minutes…topped the Grizzlies in rebounds twice…Season Highs: 19 points (at Minnesota, Jan. 24), 13 rebounds (vs. Memphis, Feb. 5), seven assists (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 22), four steals (at San Antonio, Feb. 27), four blocks (four times) and 46:17 minutes (vs. Memphis, Feb. 5).

    2009-10 SEASON:

    Appeared in 67 games (62 starts) for the Rockets and averaged 8.0 points (.398 FG%, .726 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.13 blocks and 32.4 minutes…missed 15 games due to injury (one game on Feb. 27 with flu-like symptoms and the final 14 games of the season from Mar. 22-Apr. 14 after suffering a left knee MCL sprain at New York on Mar. 21)…led Houston in blocks…topped the Rockets in rebounds eight times and in assists on seven occasions…scored in double figures 22 times, including three 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds five times and amassed four double-doubles...notched 20 points and a team-high 10 rebounds at Milwaukee on Feb. 17 which included a career high for most three-pointers in a game without a miss (6-6)…recorded at least one block in 16 consecutive games from Nov. 7-Dec. 7, tying his career high…amassed a career-high seven blocks vs. Sacramento on Mar. 3…Season Highs: 23 points (at Sacramento, Nov. 13), 12 rebounds (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 13), seven assists (at Minnesota, Mar. 6), seven blocks (vs. Sacramento, Mar. 3), three steals (three times) and 49:34 minutes (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 13).

    2008-09 SEASON:

    Started 59 of the 60 games in which he appeared for the Rockets and averaged 7.3 points (.410 FG%, .821 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.90 blocks and 33.9 minutes…missed a total of 22 games with inflammation in his left foot (the first 15 games of the season from Oct. 29-Nov. 24, one game on Nov. 30 and six games from Dec. 31-Jan. 9)…finished fourth in the voting for NBA Defensive Player of the Year and captured NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors for the second consecutive season…ranked second on the team in blocks…topped the Rockets in rebounds once and in assists on seven occasions…scored in double figures 17 times…grabbed double-figure rebounds once...Season Highs: 19 points (vs. New Jersey, Feb. 17), 12 rebounds (at Indiana, Jan. 23), six assists (three times), five steals (vs. Sacramento, Feb. 11), four blocks (vs. Cleveland, Feb. 26) and 44:21 minutes (vs. Detroit, Mar. 18).

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Saw action in 80 games (78 starts) for the Rockets and averaged 9.3 points (.428 FG%, .743 FT%), 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.13 blocks, 0.96 steals and 36.3 minutes…missed a pair of games (Apr. 11-13) with a bruised left foot/ankle after injuring it vs. Seattle on Apr. 9…when he sat out vs. Phoenix on Apr. 11 it snapped his career high streak of 221 consecutive games played…finished third in the voting for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors…was the NBA's Southwest Division Sportsmanship Award recipient...ranked among the NBA leaders in blocks per game (31st) and minutes per game (35th)…led the Rockets in starts, minutes and three-point field goal percentage and ranked second in three-point field goals made and attempted, blocks and games played…topped Houston in rebounds on six occasions and in assists twice…scored in double figures on 36 occasions, including one 20-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds three times and recorded one double-double…Season Highs: 20 points (vs. Denver, Mar. 2), 12 rebounds (vs. Denver, Nov. 24), six assists (at New Jersey, Dec. 7), five blocks (at New York, Jan. 9), four steals (twice) and 46:24 minutes (vs. L.A. Lakers, Mar. 16).

    2006-07 SEASON:

    Started all 82 games for the Rockets and averaged 10.1 points (.446 FG%, .779 FT%), 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.96 steals and 36.4 minutes…received the NBA's Southwest Division Sportsmanship Award...was presented the Magic Johnson Award by the Professional Basketball Writer's Association, which is given annually to the player who combines excellence on the court with outstanding cooperation with the media…finished fifth in the voting for NBA Defensive Player of the Year…ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goal percentage (12th) and minutes per game (38th)…set single-season career highs in three-point field goals made and attempted, three-point field goal percentage, starts and games…topped the Rockets in points and rebounds four times each and in assists once…scored in double figures 41 times, including five 20-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…set career highs in three-point field goals made (7) and attempted (12) at New Jersey on Dec. 27…recorded a career high in minutes played (51:03) in Los Angeles against the Lakers on Dec. 15…Season Highs: 28 points (vs. L.A. Clippers, Dec. 23), 10 rebounds (at Indiana, Dec. 26), seven assists (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 17), four steals (at Memphis, Nov. 7), four blocks (vs. Orlando, Mar. 11) and 51:03 minutes (at L.A. Lakers, Dec. 15).

    2005-06 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games in which he appeared for Memphis and averaged 10.1 points (.488 FG%, .707 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.41 blocks, 1.14 steals and 35.0 minutes…missed one game (Dec. 14) with a sprained right index finger…ranked among the NBA leaders in steals-to-turnover ratio (6th), blocks per game (22nd), field goal percentage (31st) and three-point field goal percentage (33rd)…recorded single-season career highs in field goal percentage, total rebounds and blocks…led Memphis in games played and starts and ranked second in minutes, three-point field goal percentage, offensive rebounds, total rebounds, steals and blocks…topped the Grizzlies in scoring six times, in rebounds 12 times, in blocks 27 times, in steals on 25 occasions, in minutes in 16 games and in assists three times…scored in double figures 44 times, including six 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high seven times and tallied four double-doubles…Season Highs: 24 points (at New Orleans/Oklahoma City, Mar. 31), 13 rebounds (vs. Toronto, Feb. 21), five assists (three times), five blocks (three times), four steals (at Houston, Dec. 3) and 49:15 minutes (vs. Detroit, Dec. 19).

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Made 80 appearances (72 starts) for the Grizzlies and averaged 9.9 points (.442 FG%, .789 FT%), 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.14 steals, 0.96 blocks and 31.5 minutes…missed a pair of games (Dec. 15-17) with a sprained right ankle…received the NBA's Southwest Division Sportsmanship Award...ranked third in the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio and 26th in three-point field goal percentage…led the Grizzlies in minutes and steals and tied for the team lead in games…topped the team in scoring six times, in rebounds seven times and in assists once…scored in double figures 38 times, including four games with at least 20 points and one 30-point outing…scored a career-high 33 points vs. Toronto on Mar. 4…grabbed double-figure rebounds on five occasions and posted four double-doubles…Season Highs: 33 points (vs. Toronto, Mar. 4), 14 rebounds (at Phoenix, Jan. 19), five assists (vs. Milwaukee, Jan. 15), five blocks (vs. New Orleans, Jan. 7), four steals (twice) and 43 minutes (vs. L.A. Clippers, Feb. 3).

    2003-04 SEASON:

    Appeared in 79 games (one start) for Memphis and averaged 8.5 points (.446 FG%, .732 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.28 steals and 24.6 minutes…missed a total of three games due to injury (Nov. 8 with a sore right knee, Jan. 25 with a strained rib and Mar. 23 with a sprained shoulder)…captured the NBA's Midwest Division Sportsmanship Award…led the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.80) and ranked 28th in steals per game…ranked second on the team in steals…topped the Grizzlies in points three times and in rebounds on seven occasions…scored in double figures 31 times, including one 20-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and amassed four double-doubles…recorded a four-point play vs. the Lakers on Nov. 10…Season Highs: 22 points (at Cleveland, Nov. 29), 14 rebounds (at Denver, Dec. 22), five steals (vs. Seattle, Mar. 18), four assists (four times), four blocks (vs. Sacramento, Dec. 16) and 44 minutes (at Cleveland, Nov. 29).

    2002-03 SEASON:

    Saw action in 78 games (47 starts) with the Grizzlies and averaged 9.7 points (.483 FG%, .828 FT%), 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.31 steals, 1.13 blocks and 30.6 minutes…missed four games from Dec. 6-11 with a leg infection…finished 14th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and 28th in blocks per game…set a single-season career high in free throw percentage…led the Grizzlies in steals…topped the Grizzlies in scoring five times, in rebounds twice and in assists once…scored in double figures 38 times, including three 20-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles…recorded at least one block in a career-high 16 consecutive games from Jan. 31-Mar. 5…Season Highs: 22 points (twice), 11 rebounds (at Golden State, Feb. 3), five assists (twice), five steals (vs. New Jersey, Feb. 12), four blocks (four times) and 45 minutes (twice).

    2001-02 SEASON:

    Started all 78 games in which he appeared for the Grizzlies and averaged 14.4 points (.429 FG%, .700 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.55 steals, 1.04 blocks and 39.7 minutes…missed four games due to a strained groin from Jan. 19-24…was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection…was named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December…finished 12th in the NBA in minutes per game and 22nd in steals per game…ranked among the league's rookie leaders in minutes per game (1st), scoring average (2nd), three-point field goal percentage (2nd), steals per game (2nd), rebounds average (3rd), blocks per game (6th) and assists per game (7th)…recorded single-season career highs in minutes, points, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive rebounds, assists and steals…led Memphis in minutes, three-point field goal percentage and steals and ranked second in points, field goals made, three-point field goals made and attempted, offensive rebounds and starts…topped the Grizzlies in scoring 16 times, in rebounds on seven occasions and in assists six times…scored in double figures a career-high 65 times, including a career-high 15 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and posted three double-doubles…recorded at least one steal in a career-high 17 consecutive games from Feb. 7-Mar. 15…made his NBA debut on Nov. 1 vs. Detroit…handed out a career-high eight assists vs. Milwaukee on Dec. 18…started for the Rookies in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia and tallied 15 points, a team-high three steals and two assists in 23 minutes…Season Highs: 30 points (vs. Portland, Nov. 15), 10 rebounds (four times), eight assists (vs. Milwaukee, Dec. 18), five steals (four times), four blocks (vs. Utah, Feb. 5) and 49 minutes (twice).

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    2011: Came off the bench in all 13 games for the Grizzlies and averaged 5.5 points (.439 FG%, .667 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 26.1 minutes…ranked third on the team in three-point field goals made and attempted, offensive rebounds and total rebounds…scored in double figures twice…averaged 6.5 points (.500 FG%, .750 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 27.0 minutes in the Opening Round vs. San Antonio…knocked down the go-ahead three-pointer with 23.9 seconds left in Game 1 of the San Antonio series on Apr. 17 to give Memphis its first-ever playoff victory…averaged 4.7 points (.389 FG%, .600 FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 25.3 minutes in the Western Conference Semifinals vs. Oklahoma City…2009: Started all 13 games for the Rockets and averaged 8.1 points (.407 FG%, .957 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.08 steals and 38.2 minutes…led the Rockets in minutes, free throw percentage and steals…scored in double figures three times, including one 20-point effort…averaged 8.5 points (.500 FG%, .909 FT%), 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.17 steals and 39.5 minutes in the Opening Round series vs. Portland…averaged 7.7 points (.340 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.00 steals and 37.0 minutes in the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Lakers…tallied postseason career highs in points (23), field goal attempts (12), three-point field goals made (5) and attempted (10), and free throws made (6) and attempted (6) in Game 4 vs. the Lakers on May 10…handed out a postseason career-high seven assists in Game 3 vs. the Lakers on May 8…2008: Started all six games for the Rockets in the Opening Round vs. Utah and averaged 10.0 points (.444 FG%, .727 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.00 steals and 41.0 minutes…scored in double figures three times, including one 20-point outing…topped the Rockets in three-point field goals made and attempted and ranked second in minutes and blocks…recorded a postseason career high in minutes (44:53) in Game 3 at Utah on Apr. 24…2007: Started all seven games for the Rockets in the Opening Round series vs. Utah and averaged 10.3 points (.451 FG%, .875 FT%), 2.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.71 steals, 1.00 blocks and 38.9 minutes…led the Rockets in three-point field goals made, three-point field goal percentage and blocks and ranked second in three-point field goal attempts and steals…scored in double figures five times…2006: Started all four games for the Grizzlies in the Opening Round series vs. Dallas and averaged 6.0 points (.500 FG%, .333 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 1.00 steals, 0.5 assists and 32.3 minutes…led the Grizzlies in steals and ranked second in offensive, defensive and total rebounds and minutes…scored in double figures once…2005: Started all four games for the Grizzlies in the Opening Round series vs. Phoenix and averaged 7.3 points (.419 FG%, .400 FT%), 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.00 blocks and 29.8 minutes…led Memphis in defensive rebounds and ranked second in offensive and total rebounds, blocks and minutes…scored in double figures once…2004: Came off the bench in all four games in the Grizzlies' Opening Round series vs. San Antonio and averaged 4.8 points (.400 FG%, .667 FT%), 3.0 rebounds and 17.3 minutes.

    HONORS:

    2008-09: Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team…2007-08: Was an NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection…captured the NBA's Southwest Division Sportsmanship Award...2006-07: Received the NBA's Southwest Division Sportsmanship Award...captured the Magic Johnson Award…2004-05: Received the NBA's Southwest Division Sportsmanship Award...2003-04: Was the recipient of the NBA's Midwest Division Sportsmanship Award…led the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio…2001-02: Earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors…was named NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December…started for the Rookies in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend…captured the NBA Community Assist Award for December.

    COLLEGE:

    Played four years at Duke University and averaged 13.6 points (.500 FG%, .777 FT%), 6.1 rebounds, 1.82 steals, 1.74 blocks, 1.6 assists and 29.7 minutes in 146 games…graduated Duke as the school's all-time steals leader and also ranked among in the top 10 in blocks (2nd), three-point field goals made (3rd) and attempted (3rd), three-point field goal percentage (3rd) and scoring (8th)…had his number 31 jersey retired…was one of only four players in NCAA history to total at least 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 200 steals, 200 assists and 200 blocks in his career joining Lionel Simmons, Danny Manning and George Evans…as a senior in 2000-01, helped lead Duke to the 2001 NCAA Championship, was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player and captured both the Naismith College Player of the Year award and the John R. Wooden Award…was a consensus National Player of the Year in 2001 and a First-Team All-American…was selected the 2000-01 NABC National Defensive Player of the Year…was selected the ACC Co-Player of the Year, First Team All-ACC and was the top vote-getter on the ACC All-Defensive Team…was also named to the Academic All-America Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America and Verizon's Academic Athlete of the Year…as a junior in 1999-00, earned Second Team All-America honors, was named First-Team All-ACC and was the NABC Co-Defensive Player of the Year…as a sophomore in 1998-99, was named the NABC Defensive Player of the Year and shot a career-high 54.5 percent from the floor…was selected to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 1997-98.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Shane Courtney Battier…nickname is "Batman"…is the son of Ed and Sandee Battier…married his high school sweetheart, Heidi, eight years ago…the couple has one son (Zeke) and one daughter (Eloise)…has two brothers (Jeremy Battier and Todd Glandt) and two sisters (Ashley Battier and Stephanie Gardner)…his brother Jeremy played football at Duke (2001-04)…graduated from Duke with a bachelors degree in religion…choose his major because he was always fascinated by world religions…along with his wife, established The Battier Take Charge Foundation (www.takechargefoundation.com), dedicated to providing resources for development and education of underserved youth and teens (initially focused in the Memphis, Houston and Detroit areas)…hosted the "Clutch City Karaoke" when he played for the Rockets which benefited scholarships for The Take Charge Foundation…was named Outstanding Young Tennessean in September 2004 by the Greater Mid-South Chamber of Commerce…has served on the boards of St. Jude's Hospital and the Memphis Zoo and serves on the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Advisory Board…when his playing days are over he wants to join the public speaking tour, expand his foundation and coach his kids…in his free time he enjoys playing golf and tennis, playing guitar and barbecuing…started playing basketball at the age of four…was named to the 2006-08 USA Basketball Senior National Team program on Mar. 5, 2006…won a bronze medal representing the United States at the 2006 FIBA World Championships in Japan and a gold medal at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Australia…in 1990 he was the Punt, Pass and Kick champion for the state of Michigan…had his number 55 retired by his high school, Detroit Country Day…wears size 14 sneakers.

    REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
    MINS: 51:03, at L.A. Lakers (12-15-06)
    FGM: 12, vs. Minnesota (3-21-02)
    FGA: 20, two times (last: at San Antonio, 2-19-02)
    3-PT FGM: 7, at New Jersey (12-27-06)
    3-PT FGA: 12, at New Jersey (12-27-06)
    FTM: 9, three times (last: vs. Charlotte, 4-10-05)
    FTA: 12, vs. Toronto (3-4-05)
    OR: 7, four times (last: vs. Minnesota, 1-13-10)
    DR: 12, vs. Memphis (2-5-11)
    TOT: 14, two times (last: at Phoenix, 1-19-05)
    AST: 8, vs. Milwaukee (12-18-01)
    STL: 5, seven times (last: vs. Sacramento, 2-11-09)
    TO: 6, at L.A. Clippers (4-16-02)
    BLK: 7, vs. Sacramento (3-3-10)
    PTS: 33, vs. Toronto (3-4-05)

    POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:

    MINS: 44:53, at Utah (4-24-08)
    FGM: 7, vs. Utah (4-19-08)
    FGA: 12, vs. L.A. Lakers (5-10-09)
    3-PT FGM: 5, two times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 5-10-09)
    3-PT FGA: 10, vs. L.A. Lakers (5-10-09)
    FTM: 6, vs. L.A. Lakers (5-10-09)
    FTA: 6, two times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 5-10-09)
    OR: 4, three times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 5-8-09)
    DR: 7, vs. Portland (4-26-09)
    TOT: 9, two times (last: vs. Portland, 4-30-09)
    AST: 7, vs. L.A. Lakers (5-8-09)
    STL: 3, five times (last: at L.A. Lakers, 5-4-09)
    TO: 4, at Dallas (4-26-06)
    BLK: 4, vs. Portland (4-24-09)
    PTS: 23, vs. L.A. Lakers (5-10-09)