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Dwyane Wade Wants Shane Battier To Work For The Utah Jazz

An interesting appeal by the former Miami Heat star

Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game 5
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 28: Dwyane Wade #3 and Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat grab the rebound against Luis Scola #4 of the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 28, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN. 
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One of the great movies lines of all time comes from The Godfather, when Michael Corleone says “just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”

Duke legend Shane Battier might be feeling that about now.

He’s done analytics in the NBA but wants to move on and was named a board member for Yext this summer (they’re trying to reinvent the Internet search business).

But former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade is now a part-owner of the Utah Jazz and would like to recruit Battier to Utah.

Battier was a key part of two Miami championships and left the team to focus on Yext although he remains a consulant for his old franchise.

We’re not sure what Wade has in mind, but obviously he’s been around Battier and respects his many talents.

However, Battier has made it clear that he’d like to do something outside of basketball and it may not be that easy to, as Corleone said, pull him back in. But we’ll see.