Shane Battier is turning in his Heat jersey for a microphone next year.

Published reports say Battier is retiring at the end of this season and joining ESPN as a college basketball analyst.

Battier's had no shortage of post-basketball career options...he even reportedly turned down an offer from the Michigan Democratic Party to run for the U-S Senate seat of outgoing Senator Carl Levin.

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