Michael Batiste

Michael Batiste
Batist Pana2007-2008.jpg
Personal information
Born (1977-11-21) November 21, 1977 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Wilson (Long Beach, California)
College
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2014
Position Center / Power forward
Number 8, 24
Coaching career 2014–present
Career history
As player:
2000–2001 Spirou Charleroi
2001–2002 Lauretana Biella
2002–2003 Memphis Grizzlies
2003–2012 Panathinaikos
2012–2013 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2013–2014 Panathinaikos
As coach:
2014–2016 Canton Charge (assistant)
2016–2017 Brooklyn Nets (player development assistant)
2017–2018 Charlotte Hornets (assistant)
2018–2019 Orlando Magic (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael James "Mike" Batiste (born November 21, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He last served as an assistant coach of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] A two-time All-EuroLeague selection, Batiste won three EuroLeague championships in 2007, 2009, and 2011 with Panathinaikos.

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

Early years

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.

Memphis Grizzlies

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.

Panathinaikos Athens (2003–2012)

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.[2][3]

Fenerbahçe Ülker

On July 13, 2012, Batiste signed a one-year contract with the Turkish Super League team Fenerbahçe Ülker.[4] He won the Turkish Cup with Fenerbahçe.[5]

Return to Panathinaikos

On August 7, 2013, Batiste signed a contract for the next season with his ex-team Panathinaikos.[5][6] 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. He then worked in the NBA, as a player development assistant for the Brooklyn Nets, and later as an assistant coach of the Charlotte Hornets and the Orlando Magic.

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

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

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

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. ^ Esake.gr - COSMOTE MVP 2009-2010 ο Μάικ Μπατίστ (in Greek) Archived 2010-06-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Talkbasket.net - Batiste 2009/10 Greek A1 MVP.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Carchia, E. "Fenerbahce officially signs Mike Batiste". Sportando. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Mike Batiste officially returns to Panathinaikos". Sportando. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  6. ^ "PANATHINAIKOS ATHENS brings back triple champ Batiste". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 7 August 2013.

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