Over his distinguished 13-year NBA career and his heralded collegiate career at Duke University, Shane Battier has established himself as a scholar-athlete, All-American, leader, champion, and philanthropist.
Beyond being the 2014 Twyman-Stokes NBA Teammate of the Year and a two-time recipient of the Magic Johnson Award for excellence on the court and cooperation with media and fans, Shane saw the Memphis Grizzlies to their first-ever playoff appearance during the 2003-04 season. He led the Houston Rockets to its deepest playoff appearance in more than a decade during the 2009 postseason. And rounded out his playing career as a two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat.
In 2017, Shane joined the Heat once more sitting in the front office as Vice President, Basketball Development & Analytics. He is currently developing analytical methods to better evaluate all talent, including college, free agents, and current players.
A philanthropist at heart with a strong passion for education he and his wife, Heidi, founded The Battier Take Charge Foundation in 2010. The organization aims to provide resources for the development, schooling, and mentorship of underserved kids and teens including 24 full, four-year, scholarships in 2017.
Battier resides in Miami with his wife, Heidi, and their two children, Zeke and Eloise.