Shane Battier Rumors

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Shane Battier
Shane Battier
Position: -
Born: 09/09/78
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Earnings: $56,569,622 ($70,194,989*)
You wrote a book with Ryan Holiday, Letters to a Young Athlete, coming out in June. Chris Bosh: It’s my reflections on what helped me get through situations, giving examples from players like LeBron [James] and Dwyane [Wade], Shane Battier, and Candice Parker, who’s a living legend in the game. A lot of good friends and ex-teammates. It provides examples of putting the work in, having a rigid mindset, and visualizing success. I’m taking those principles and my own experiences and breaking them down into stories. It’s kind of a manual for anyone striving for something.
Shane Battier knew that feeling well. The two-time NBA champion was twice selected as a member of the NBA’s All-Defensive team. In his prime, he was known as an elite defender who took pride in his intense preparation — which was taken to another level when facing Bryant. “Everyone in my family or my friends knew, don’t mess with me the day before or the day of a Kobe game,” Battier said. “You never knew if this was the night where he decided, ‘You know what? I’m going to embarrass the guy guarding me’ — which I think he tried to do a lot.”
Moreover, almost no former NBA players are currently employed by NBA team analytics departments. One of the very few, it should come as no surprise, is Shane Battier, Miami’s vice president of basketball development and analytics, who played for Morey in Houston from 2006-10 — and was the subject of a Michael Lewis (of “Moneyball” fame) profile in the New York Times in 2009 extolling the Rockets’ Way. (Lewis wound up writing a book about Morey as well, so, one guesses he was a fan.) The reason it matters is this: NBA teams, rather consistently over the last decade, have chosen the next generation of team executives from video rooms and/or their own or other teams’ front offices. And analytics people now dominate those front offices. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that less than a third of NBA teams are run by Black or minority executives:
The rules were simple and were part of the reason that he chose Wade: Morey could only select inactive players through the 2K draft, unless they currently play for the Rockets. So James Harden, shockingly rated at 79 overall, was certainly an option for Morey. And that’s exactly who he took to complement Wade in the backcourt. The Rockets are known for their distinctive small-ball style of play, and Morey took that same approach to the game, though the league had not yet reached that type of modernity yet. Shane Battier (former Rocket) was next, followed by the likes of Nikola Mirotic, Jameer Nelson and Marcus Camby.