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Michael Batiste

Michael Batiste
Batiste in 2007
Toronto Raptors
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1977-11-21) November 21, 1977 (age 46)
Inglewood, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolWilson (Long Beach, California)
College
NBA draft1999: undrafted
Playing career2000–2014
PositionCenter / power forward
Number8, 24
Coaching career2014–present
Career history
As player:
2000–2001Spirou Charleroi
2001–2002Lauretana Biella
2002–2003Memphis Grizzlies
2003–2012Panathinaikos
2012–2013Fenerbahçe Ülker
2013–2014Panathinaikos
As coach:
2014–2016Canton Charge (assistant)
2016–2017Brooklyn Nets (player development assistant)
2017–2018Charlotte Hornets (assistant)
20182021Orlando Magic (assistant)
2021–2022Washington Wizards (assistant)
2022–2023Houston Rockets (assistant)
2023–presentToronto Raptors (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael James Batiste (born November 21, 1977) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is currently an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] A two-time All-EuroLeague selection, Batiste won three EuroLeague championships in 2007, 2009, and 2011 with the Greek Basket League club Panathinaikos. He was inducted into the Greek Basket League Hall of Fame in 2022.[2]

College career

Batiste played college basketball for Long Beach City College and Arizona State University. With the Arizona State Sun Devils, he led the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) in blocked shots during the 1997–98 season, and was named first-team All-Pac-10 for the 1998–99 season.

Professional career

After leaving Arizona State, Batiste had a European stint, representing Spirou Charleroi in the Belgian League (2000–01) and Lauretana Biella (2001–02) in the Italian League.

During the 2002–03 NBA season, Batiste played with the Memphis Grizzlies. In 75 games played, he averaged 6.4 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game, in 16.6 minutes per game. He was also signed by the Los Angeles Clippers in September 2002, but he was waived before playing in any regular season games.

In July 2003, following his NBA season, Batiste joined the Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos Athens, and he then played a major role in a team that won 8 consecutive Greek League championships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and 5 consecutive Greek Cups (2005–2009). With Panathinaikos, he also won the EuroLeague championship, by winning the EuroLeague Final Four, in 2007, 2009, and 2011, and the coveted Triple Crown in both 2007 and 2009. In 2010, he was named the Greek League MVP.[3][4]

On July 13, 2012, Batiste signed a one-year contract with the Turkish Super League team Fenerbahçe Ülker.[5] He won the Turkish Cup with Fenerbahçe.[6]

On August 7, 2013, Batiste signed a contract for the next season with his ex-team Panathinaikos.[6][7] He retired from playing professional basketball, at the end of the 2013–14 season.

Coaching career

After he retired from playing professional basketball in 2014, Batiste began a career working as a basketball coach. He started his coaching career as assistant coach with the Canton Charge of the NBA G League On July 5, 2016, Batiste was hired as a player development assistant for the Brooklyn Nets.[8] On June 7, 2017 Batiste was hired as an assistant coach of the Charlotte Hornets.[9] On June 26, 2018, Batiste was hired by the Orlando Magic as an assistant coach.[10]

Batiste joined the Washington Wizards coaching staff for the 2021–22 NBA season. On February 10, 2022, he was suspended for two games without pay after attempting to confront a fan three days earlier, during a 100–121 loss to the Miami Heat.[11]

On July 3, 2022, the Houston Rockets hired Batiste as an assistant coach.[12]

On July 4, 2023, the Toronto Raptors hired Batiste as an assistant coach.[13]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Batiste won the EuroLeague
Led the league

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Spirou 10 9 28.6 .500 .300 .765 9.2 .4 .9 .3 16.1 16.0
2003–04 Panathinaikos 16 6 16.8 .439 .333 .793 3.2 .4 .8 .2 7.9 7.2
2004–05 Panathinaikos 24 21 23.9 .546 .355 .731 4.8 .7 1.0 .2 11.4 11.8
2005–06 Panathinaikos 23 22 25.9 .641 .364 .679 6.6 .6 1.4 .5 13.3 17.1
2006–07 Panathinaikos 19 13 22.3 .627 .222 .746 6.1 .5 .9 .5 12.8 15.5
2007–08 Panathinaikos 19 12 24.5 .623 .000 .776 5.3 .7 .8 .3 11.9 13.7
2008–09 Panathinaikos 22 14 22.7 .635 .125 .728 4.9 .3 .9 .4 12.5 14.8
2009–10 Panathinaikos 11 6 28.6 .615 .167 .735 5.7 .8 .6 .5 15.5 17.5
2010–11 Panathinaikos 20 13 26.5 .590 .000 .727 5.5 .8 .8 .9 13.3 14.6
2011–12 Panathinaikos 23 13 20.7 .477 .500 .814 4.6 .7 .7 .3 9.7 9.6
2012–13 Fenerbahçe 23 16 15.8 .482 .333 .786 2.7 .3 .6 .1 5.4 4.5
2013–14 Panathinaikos 27 1 8.3 .463 .167 .692 1.5 .4 .1 .0 3.5 2.5
Career 237 148 21.0 .564 .283 .742 4.7 .5 .8 .3 10.5 11.4

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Memphis 75 2 16.6 .422 .222 .784 3.4 .7 .6 .2 6.4
Career 75 2 16.6 .422 .222 .784 3.4 .7 .6 .2 6.4

Awards and achievements

References

  1. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Finalize Coaching Staff". NBA. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Greek League Hall of Fame welcomes Ford, Bodiroga, Radja, Wilkins, Tarpley.
  3. ^ Esake.gr - COSMOTE MVP 2009-2010 ο Μάικ Μπατίστ (in Greek) Archived 2010-06-21 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Talkbasket.net - Batiste 2009/10 Greek A1 MVP.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Carchia, E. "Fenerbahce officially signs Mike Batiste". Sportando. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Mike Batiste officially returns to Panathinaikos". Sportando. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  7. ^ "PANATHINAIKOS ATHENS brings back triple champ Batiste". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Finalize Coaching Staff". NBA.com. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Charlotte Hornets Name Mike Batiste Assistant Coach". NBA.com. June 7, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Magic Complete Coaching Staff". NBA.com. June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "Wizards assistant coach Mike Batiste suspended 2 games for attempting to confront fan". NBA. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  12. ^ "Rockets hire Lionel Hollins, Mike Batiste, Abdelfattah as coaches". rocketswire.usatoday.com. July 3, 2022. Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  13. ^ "RAPTORS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF". NBA.com. July 4, 2023. Retrieved July 4, 2023.
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