By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Miami Heat have signed Udonis Haslem as they have done many times before. However, this time around, though, it was not as a player.
Haslam has signed with the team to join their front office as an executive. He will be the Heat’s new Vice President of Basketball Development.
He returns to the organization, where he played 20 years of his NBA career. He stepped away from the game five months ago.
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Haslem had previously said that when he retired, he wanted to either join their front office or their ownership group with owner Mickey Arison.
With his new duties, Haslem is expected to help the coaching staff and mentor both the Heat players as well as the G-League affiliate players. He will also represent the team in the community, as well.
Haslem played for the Heat from 2003-04 through the 2022-23 season. In his career, he appeared in 879 games, including 501 starts.
For the most part of his career, Haslem started games from 2003-04 through 2014-15. Then, from 2015-16 through 2022-23, he started just three games.
During that time when he barely started, he was used as a mentor and a bench reserve. In his final four seasons, he appeared in 25 games, including two starts.
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In his career, Haslem averaged 7.5 points per game. He also averaged 6.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks.
The Miami native is a three-time NBA Champion. He is just one of two members in franchise history, who competed in all three championships. The other is Dwyane Wade.
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