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 ($69,744,626*)
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: