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Shane Battier
Shane Battier
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Born: 09/09/78
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Earnings: $56,569,622 ($70,194,989*)
Asked if he’s looking to take another basketball operations job, Battier didn’t dismiss the idea but added establishing his personal affairs away from the NBA is the primary goal. “I’m scratching my business itch right now,” Battier said. “Basketball will always be a huge part of my life. I’m never going to say no to get back in a more official capacity … but right now, I’m trying to make my mark as a businessman.”
Before extending his executive career in the National Basketball Association, former Miami Heat forward Shane Battier is positioning his business affairs away from sports. Battier, 42, joined New York-based software firm Yext as a board member on Wednesday. Yext is an artificial intelligence search company that offers brand data management and helps companies increase their digital presence. It has agreements with companies including Verizon, Marriott, and Samsung. Yext went public in 2017 and trades on the New York Stock Exchange. It has a market capitalization of about $1.8 billion.

Shane Battier a candidate to join Jazz front office?

“Shane Battier has already been mentioned as a candidate to join the [Jazz] front office,” Brian Windhorst said on a recent episode of his podcast. “Shane was obviously a teammate of Dwyane Wade’s in Miami for several years. He resigned from the [Miami] Heat’s front office two weeks ago in kind of a surprising move because he was regarded as a guy who might be with the Heat for a long time. There has been some speculation throughout the league that maybe this was in the works since then, and Battier would be a candidate.”
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Shane Battier has left his full time job heading up the Heat’s basketball development and analytics department but will do consulting work for the organization, according to a league source. Battier, 42, initially joined the Heat’s front office on Feb. 16, 2017 as the director of basketball development and analytics and just completed his fourth season as the organization’s vice president of basketball development and analytics. His responsibilities included the development of analytics to evaluate talent, including college prospects, free agents and current Heat players.
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It’s possible that some combination of coach Erik Spoelstra, general manager Andy Elisburg, assistant GM Adam Simon and CEO Nick Arison could fill Riley’s personnel responsibilities when he retires, but that’s speculative at this point. Alonzo Mourning, the Heat’s vice president of player programs, also could be considered for a bigger role if he’s interested.