Udonis Haslem hired as Heat’s VP of Basketball Development

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Udonis Haslem is back with the Miami Heat organization like he never left. (Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)

*Clears throat* “HE’S BAAAAAAAAAACK!”

The Miami Heat officially hired the recently-retired Udonis Haslem to be the team’s Vice President of Basketball development, Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald reported Tuesday afternoon.

Chiang notes that Haslem’s role with the organization working with the coaching staff and helping develop players with both the Heat and Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miami’s G-League affiliate.

Similar to what he’s done so well for many years as a longtime Miami native, Haslem will be “representing the organization in the community and in business endeavors,” according to Chiang.

Haslem–a graduate of Miami High School and a University of Florida graduate–spent all 20 of his NBA seasons with the Miami Heat after they signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2003.

He appeared in 879 games–including 501 starts–averaging 7.5 points and 6.6 rebounds on 48.9 percent shooting. Arguably no player in the franchise’s history–especially outside of Dwyane Wade–has been more meaningful to this organization, which was founded in 1988.

Haslem was the organization’s backbone and supreme mentor for young players, including Bam Adebayo, who was recently named the team’s captain (after Haslem).

Now, he’ll serve as one of its top consultants and developmental visionaries for future Heat generations. Well deserved, UD.


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hell yeah. UD and Zo are gonna be running this team when Riley is gone


From here on out every player in the development program will need to get a cut above their eye, get bandaged up, and go out and foul the living ISH out of someone trying to get fresh with one of the main stars then proceed to hit a baseline flare for a clutch 2 points.



I’m afraid for those going through UD newbies academy now he’s VP. Soon other teams can send their developmental players to enroll ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ

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Just great news! Heat family always! #HeatLifer.


Congrats, the Mayor. You deserve it.

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