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Shane Battier
Shane Battier
Position: None
Born: 09/09/78
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
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Shane Battier: I would argue that the true value of any degree is the alumni network that shares that same degree. The saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” is becoming more true every day. Networking matters. Maybe more than ever. For the most part, alumni networks strictly benefit the universities and athletic program budgets that inspire them. But what if universities began leveraging alumni networks for the benefit of the athletes. I’m talking about programs that match up athletes with alumni capable of providing genuine mentorship, networking opportunities and internships. That’s the kind of thing that will actually give student-athletes practical directions in careers outside of their sports.
Shane Battier: That is why I think the alumni base should be utilized more as an added benefit for student-athletes. It would be a way to recruit kids not just based on top coaches, trainers and facilities, but also because of the potential to have relationships facilitated with a rich alumni network that will set the student up for success in their post-career. Every school has an area of expertise — an industry they are proud to trumpet.
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The NBA and USA Basketball have partnered to develop a first-ever set of youth basketball guidelines to enhance the way children, parents and coaches experience the game, emphasizing the importance of player health and wellness, the NBA announced Monday. The recommended playing and rest guidelines — which have been endorsed by a handful of organizations such as AAU, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour and the NCAA — were established over the past six months by three working groups (health and wellness, playing standards and curriculum and instruction) made up of coaches, administrators, former players (including retired NBA champions Shane Battier and Bruce Bowen) and leading medical experts from around the world.
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In advance of his annual karaoke event, Thursday’s Battioke at Ball & Chain in Miami, former Heat forward Shane Battier posted a blog on his website that expressed a social commentary on the NBA that might not have been as easy to express prior to his retirement. “While this may seem common sense to most, in the environments of the alpha-centric NBA locker room, it is sometimes tough to have the confidence to believe in your game enough to be yourself,” he wrote. “I saw many a young player flame out way too early because their focus was too little about the game and too much about the ancillary benefits that the game brings. My advice to these people: Winning is cool. Having a sustained career is cool. Playing with class is cool. Enjoying the journey is cool.” Having dabbled in broadcasting, Battier said he has moved on to motivational speaking and consulting, including in the area of sports analytics.