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Guest: Shane Battier, former NBA player and is now the Vice President of Basketball Development & Analytics for the Miami Heat
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In this episode, Celia Slater talks with former Duke and NBA star Shane Battier.
– Details of his childhood and some of the pain he felt growing up feeling different.
– How he learned to accept his role and the process he went through to decide on what college he would attend.
– How his dad was his greatest coach and mentor and taught him what it meant to be a great teammate.
– What made Coach K a great coach and how Shane became the Master of the Intangibles.
– What is the one job every athlete has and how to go about doing that job.
– The +/- system and how this system defined Shane’s greatness.
– How he learned to create value for himself, his role and what he brings to every team he is a member of.
Link to the book Shane mentions: Grit by Angela Duckworth
NY Times Magazine article referenced in podcast: No-Stats All-Star by Michela Lewis
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One of the best to play for Duke. A great player and human being!!
Heather Ely says
What a great podcast! I am a lifelong Duke fan, and loved watching Shane play back in the day. Regardless, his thoughtful perspective on being an athlete, coaching, and life in general are applicable across the board. Shared with the other coaches in my department.