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Battier named to Heat front office

2-time champion will work in analytics

Shane Battier takes on new challenge with the Heat

MIAMI – Shane Battier is moving from the court to the Miami Heat's front office.

The two-time champion has been named the Director of Basketball Development and Analytics.  His job will include the development of analytics to evaluate talent for college players, free agents, and current Miami players.

Pat Riley said, "We believe Shane is an incredible example of our Heat program, not only for the present, but also for the future.  He embodies everything that we are looking for in our players and staff.  We feel he will help us tremendously with his experience and knowledge of the game."

Battier said, "I am thrilled to be joining the front office of the Miami Heat.  I look forward to working with the Arison family, learning from a Hall of Fame executive in Pat Riley, General Manager Andy Elisburg and of course ,y old coach, Erik Spoelstra.  My goal, as is the entire organizations, is to bring another championship back to Miami."

Battier played three season with the Heat.

Before that, he won a national championship at Duke.