- Vice President, Basketball Development & Analytics
Shane Battier begins his third season as Vice President, Basketball Development & Analytics after having initially joined the HEAT front office on February 16, 2017 as Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. His current responsibilities involve the development of analytics to evaluate all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players.
Battier, who played three seasons with the HEAT, helped bring back-to-back NBA championships, three Eastern Conference Championships and three division titles to Miami over that span. He appeared in 210 games (86 starts) with the HEAT and averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 22.6 minutes while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from three-point range. He currently ranks 14th on the HEAT’s all-time three-point field goal percentage list and 17th in both three-point field goals made and attempted. Known for his character and intelligence, Battier won the Twyman-Stokes NBA Teammate of the Year Award in 2014 as a member of the HEAT and is a two-time recipient of the Magic Johnson Award for excellence on the court and cooperation with media and fans, capturing the award with both Houston (2007) and Miami (2013). The 13-year NBA veteran appeared in 977 career NBA games (705 starts) and averaged 8.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.01 steals and 30.7 minutes while shooting 43.7 percent from the field.
Always one to inject himself in the community, he and his wife, Heidi, founded The Battier Take Charge Foundation in January, 2010. The organization aims to provide resources for the development and education of underserved youth and teens. The foundation has already laid roots in the cities he played in, such as Miami and Houston, as well as his hometown of Detroit, with further plans to expand. The residents of South Florida have witnessed these efforts firsthand. One of the foundation’s premier events is Battioke, a celebrity karaoke competition, which he has held in both Houston and Miami, amongst friends and colleagues. Money raised from there helped The Take Charge Foundation to supply students at Miami Central High School with 39 full tuition college scholarships. Since 2010, The Battier Take Charge Foundation has given away over $1.6M in college scholarships.
Battier graduated from Duke with a bachelor’s degree in religion in 2001. He was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team. His collegiate career was highlighted by four regular season titles, three ACC Tournament titles and the 2001 NCAA championship. As a senior, he was selected as the National Player of the Year by nine outlets.
A native of Birmingham, MI, Battier resides in Coral Gables with his wife, Heidi, and their two children, Zeke and Eloise.