Shane Battier Biography
Shane Battier is a former professional basketball player. He is well known for winning the NBA Championship as a member of the Miami Heat in 2012. Throughout his career, he has played for different teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He currently serves as a director of basketball development and analytics of Miami Heat.
Shane Battier Early Life & Education
Shane Courtney Battier was born on September 9, 1978, in Birmingham, Michigan, United States. He is the son of Ed Battier and Sandee Battier. During his childhood, he has built up a strong interest towards basketball games.
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Battier graded from Detroit Country Day School where he was named the outstanding student for his senior year. He attended Duke University where he played under coach Mike Krzyzewski. While playing college basketball, he was named three-time Defensive Player of the Year and has also owned NCAA Championship.
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Shane Battier Career
Shane Battier began playing professionally after being chosen by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2001 NBA draft. He played for the Grizzlies till 2006 turning out to be a talented player. On 28 June 2006, he was brought to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Stromile Swift and Rudy Gay.
He was also a team member of US national team that gained a bronze medal in the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He was sold back to the Grizzlies on 24 February 2011 but he was soon released from the team making him a free agent.
On 9 December 2011, he contracted with the Miami Heat and began playing for them. He has gained his first 2012 NBA Championship recording a 57.7 three-point shooting percentage in the 2012 NBA Finals.
Battier officially resigned from NBA after the 2014 NBA Finals. Then he began serving as a reporter for ESPN and left it after a year. On 16 February 2017, he associated Miami Heat as the director of basketball development and analytics in their front office. He is also a co-owner of D1 Sports Training in Memphis.
Shane Battier Personal Life
Being a celebrity, his personal stuff is always a matter of discussion and interest to the public. Due to lack information about him, his fans are always curious to know more about him. So, here ends their curiosity. Shane Battier is a happily married man. He married his high school girlfriend Heidi Ufer.
After dating around a year they wedded in 2014. As a loving spouse, the couple welcomed their first child named, Zeke Edward Battier on 2 June 2008.
The couple welcomed their second child Eloise on 17 April 2011. Besides that, he doesn’t seem to have any extramarital affairs and he is living happily with his family.
Shane Battier Net worth
His salary is $3 million per year and during his career, he has earned over $50 million. Moreover, he is also a co-owner of D1 Sports Training in Memphis. His victory in career path has given him well financially making his net worth estimated to be $25 million.