Vice President, Basketball Development
Shane Battier begins his third season as Vice President,
Basketball Development & Analytics after having
initially joined the HEAT front offi ce on February 16,
2017 as Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. His current responsibilities
involve the development of analytics to evaluate all talent, including college,
free agents and current Miami players.
Battier, who played three seasons with the HEAT, helped bring back-to-back
NBA championships, three Eastern Conference Championships and three division
titles to Miami over that span. He appeared in 210 games (86 starts) with the
HEAT and averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 22.6 minutes while
shooting 39.8 percent from the fi eld and 38.2 percent from three-point range.
He currently ranks 14th on the HEAT’s all-time three-point fi eld goal percentage
list and 17th in both three-point fi eld goals made and attempted. Known for his
character and intelligence, Battier won the Twyman-Stokes NBA Teammate of
the Year Award in 2014 as a member of the HEAT and is a two-time recipient of
the Magic Johnson Award for excellence on the court and cooperation with media
and fans, capturing the award with both Houston (2007) and Miami (2013).
The 13-year NBA veteran appeared in 977 career NBA games (705 starts) and
averaged 8.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.01 steals and 30.7 minutes while
shooting 43.7 percent from the fi eld.
Always one to inject himself in the community, he and his wife, Heidi, founded
The Battier Take Charge Foundation in January, 2010. The organization aims to
provide resources for the development and education of underserved youth and
teens. The foundation has already laid roots in the cities he played in, such as
Miami and Houston, as well as his hometown of Detroit, with further plans
to expand. The residents of South Florida have witnessed these efforts f
irsthand. One of the foundation’s premier events is Battioke, a celebrity karaoke
competition, which he has held in both Houston and Miami, amongst friends
and colleagues. Money raised from there helped The Take Charge Foundation
to supply students at Miami Central High School with 39 full tuition college
scholarships. Since 2010, The Battier Take Charge Foundation has given away
over $1.6M in college scholarships.
Battier graduated from Duke with a bachelor’s degree in religion in 2001.
He was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team. His collegiate career
was highlighted by four regular season titles, three ACC Tournament titles and
the 2001 NCAA championship. As a senior, he was selected as the National
Player of the Year by nine outlets.
A native of Birmingham, MI, Battier resides in Coral Gables with his wife, Heidi,
and their two children, Zeke and Eloise.
Vice President, Basketball Operations/
Assistant General Manager
Senior Advisor of Basketball
Chet Kammerer begins his 24th year with the HEAT
and his second in the role of Senior Advisor of
Basketball Operations/Basketball. Kammerer,
who spent the previous 14 seasons (2004-18) as
Vice President, Player Personnel, continues to scout for the HEAT and serve as an
advisor to President Pat Riley and Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations/
General Manager Andy Elisburg as well as a coaching consultant for Head Coach
Erik Spoelstra. After initially joining the organization as a scout in 1996, he was
promoted to Director of Scouting (1998-99), appointed Director of College
Scouting (1999-00) and then spent four seasons (2000-04) as the team’s
Director of Player Personnel.
Prior to joining the HEAT, Kammerer had a 30-year career in coaching and
basketball administration in college, the NBA and international basketball.
He was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1992-94 and
then served as head coach of the Division I Professional Basketball Team
of Braunschweig, Germany. Kammerer also served as a head coach for 27 years
on the collegiate level and compiled a remarkable 542-256 (.679) overall record
which earned him induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Indiana
Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019. He coached for 10 years at Grace (Ind.) College
and then for 17 seasons at Westmont College where his teams compiled a sterling
359-156 record (.697). In his honor, Westmont College dedicated the newly
renovated court at Murchison Gym as ‘Kammerer Court’ in a ceremony
on December 13, 2008.
Kammerer lives in Redondo Beach, CA. He and his wife, Sherill, have three grown
children, Chad (the HEAT’s current Director of NBA Scouting/Advance Scout),
Shanda and Shariss and eight grandchildren, Maverick, Mason, Charlise, Cord,
Ryder, Stetson, Natasha and Chase.
Adam Simon is entering his 25th season with the
HEAT organization and his fi rst in the role of V.P.,
Basketball Operations/Assistant General Manager.
Simon will continue to assist HEAT Sr. V.P.,
Basketball Operations/General Manager Andy Elisburg in all areas of the HEAT’s
Basketball Operations department as well as continuing to oversee, along with
Skyforce GM Eric Amsler, the Basketball Operations department for the Skyforce.
In his current capacity as Assistant GM for the HEAT, Simon assists Pat Riley and
Andy Elisburg in all aspects of player personnel. During his time as Assistant GM,
Simon has played an integral role in Miami drafting Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo,
Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and KZ Okpala and acquiring undrafted players
such as Derrick Jones, Jr., Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn and Hassan Whiteside.
In his six seasons (2013-19) serving as the General Manager of the Skyforce,
the team compiled a 178-122 (.593) overall record, captured at least a share of
three divisional titles and made the postseason three times, capped by the
historic 2015-16 season with the franchise’s fi rst NBA G League championship.
The 178 wins are the second most in the G League over the last six years and the
.593 win percentage ranked fourth. As a result of the organization’s success, Simon
received the NBA G League’s inaugural Executive of the Year award for the
2015-16 season as Sioux Falls enjoyed its’ fi nest season in franchise history.
In addition to capturing the G League championship, the Skyforce complied
a 40-10 (.800) record in the regular season, bettering the previous G League
single-season record for wins.
Since the HEAT and Skyforce entered into an exclusive partnership, Miami has
used Sioux Falls as a training ground for both players and coaches alike.
Derrick Jones, Jr., Rodney McGruder, Duncan Robinson and Tyler Johnson have all
used their time at Sioux Falls to improve their skills and make key contributions
to the HEAT. Each of the fi rst three head coaches (Pat Delany, Phil Weber and
Dan Craig) to guide the Skyforce since the partnership have gone on to jobs
on NBA benches the season after guiding the Skyforce, including Craig who
returned to Miami after capturing G League Coach of the Year honors in 2015-16
while leading Sioux Falls to the G League championship.
In addition to his responsibilities with the HEAT and Skyforce, Simon is a member
of the selection committee for the USA Senior National Team which included
the 2017 AmeriCup and the 2019 World Cup qualifying teams. Simon has also
participated in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program that visited
Johannesburg, South Africa in both 2006 and 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel in 2017 and
Belgrade, Serbia in 2018.
Simon has held a number of positions in the HEAT organization since arriving
in 1995 as an intern in the video room under current HEAT coach Erik Spoelstra.
The St. Thomas University graduate has also served as V.P., Player Personnel/
Assistant GM/GM, Sioux Falls Skyforce (2018-19), Assistant GM/GM, Sioux Falls
Skyforce (2013-18), HEAT director of player personnel (2011-13), director
of college/international scouting (2004-11), scout/director of college scouting
(2003-04), scout (2002-03), scouting coordinator (2001-02), administrative assistant
(1997-01) and basketball operations intern (1996-97) where he organized
information for the NBA Draft which he has continued to do throughout his
years with the HEAT.
Simon resides in Miami Beach.