HoopsHype Shane Battier rumors

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Ethan J. Skolnick: Yes. Shane Battier is retiring after season. No more equivocating. "It would take an act of God to change it & that act of God hasn't come." Twitter @EthanJSkolnick

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Through the tribulations playing out in public and private, one thing never changed in those three seasons in Houston: Lowry was such a student of his craft. Perhaps people never saw it with him, but it's always been true. In Houston, he became a devoted pupil of the analytics movement. He watched Shane Battier's habits so closely and still incorporates those lessons into his regimen. "His preparation for every game is some of the best I've ever seen," Lowry says of Battier. Yahoo! Sports

March 18, 2014 Updates

The Obama administration recruited Miami Heat and former Duke basketball player Shane Battier to promote its health care plan Tuesday, tying it to the likelihood of sports injuries. As Battier urged young people to sign up for coverage, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report saying that nearly 2 million people suffered sports-related injuries that were treated in emergency rooms in 2012. "If you're playing sports, it's important to make sure you also have great health care because you never know when you're going to take a hit," Battier said in a conference call with reporters. USA Today Sports

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In February 2009, Michael Lewis (of Moneyball fame) wrote an article for The New York Times Magazine about Houston’s Shane Battier being the preeminent Kobe-stopper. Bryant told Grover he needed to counter this for an upcoming game against Battier—and he wanted that Sweetchuck guy’s help. Procopio discovered the issue wasn’t Battier, but Bryant. See, Battier funneled Bryant toward Rockets star Yao Ming, daring Bryant to shoot over the 7-foot-6 center. He fell for it way too often. Telling Bryant he was taking too many shots, and a lot of dumb ones, was tough, but Procopio did it. Suffolk Magazine

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I argued that coaches can fall into the trap of "Hero Coaching" because there is social and psychological pressure to do something, anything, to tangibly impact the end of the game. Battier was more blunt: “Coaches want to show that they're worth the millions that they're getting paid, which is fair. And the public would say, "He drew up a great play, he’s earning his money." ESPN.com

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