Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported Friday that Shane Battier has resigned from his position as the Miami Heat’s vice president of basketball development and analytics. Battier will continue to provide consulting work for the Heat, according to Jackson.
Per source, Shane Battier has left his full-time job with the Heat. Here’s what he’s going to do now. And where Heat now stands in post-Riley hierarchy situation: https://t.co/HtBc5TBMBF— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) June 18, 2021
During his playing career, Battier signed with the Heat before the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. He played a pivotal role in both subsequent championships, including making six 3-pointers in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals.
He retired from playing basketball after the Heat’s 4-1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Finals. In 2017, Battier joined the Heat’s front office as director of basketball development and analytics.
Jackson reported that Battier was viewed as someone who could take on a greater personnel responsibility after Pat Riley retires. While that is considered less likely now, it is not out of the question, according to Jackson. Riley, 76, said in 2019 that he wouldn’t retire until “we win another title.”