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). A two-time All-EuroLeague selection, Batiste won three EuroLeague championships in 2007, 2009, and 2011 with Panathinaikos.
|Born||November 21, 1977|
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Wilson (Long Beach, California)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Undrafted|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|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|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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)Edit
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.
Return to PanathinaikosEdit
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.
|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|
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|
Awards and achievementsEdit
- 9× Greek League Champion: (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)
- 7× Greek Cup Winner: (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014)
- 6× Greek League All-Star (2005, 2006, 2008–2011)
- 2× EuroLeague MVP of the Week: 2005–06 (Regular Season, Week 10), 2008–09 (Top 16, Week 6)
- EuroLeague MVP of the Month: (November 2006)
- 3× EuroLeague Champion: (2007, 2009, 2011)
- 5× Greek League Best Five: (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- 2× Triple Crown Champion: (2007, 2009)
- Greek League MVP: (2010)
- Greek League Finals MVP: (2010)
- All-EuroLeague First Team: (2011)
- EuroLeague Finals Top Scorer: (2011)
- All-EuroLeague Second Team: (2012)
- Turkish Cup Winner: 2013
- "Brooklyn Nets Finalize Coaching Staff". NBA. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- Esake.gr - COSMOTE MVP 2009-2010 ο Μάικ Μπατίστ (in Greek) Archived 2010-06-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Talkbasket.net - Batiste 2009/10 Greek A1 MVP.[permanent dead link]
- Carchia, E. "Fenerbahce officially signs Mike Batiste". Sportando. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- "Mike Batiste officially returns to Panathinaikos". Sportando. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- "PANATHINAIKOS ATHENS brings back triple champ Batiste". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 7 August 2013.