Per the network, Battier, "will provide insights and analysis across ESPN's extensive studio programming and on select games from various top conferences."
ESPN said Battier's specific assignments have yet to be determined.
Battier auditioned for ESPN a year ago, when he interviewed players selected at the 2013 NBA Draft.
"After a fulfilling run on the basketball court, I am absolutely thrilled to join the 'Worldwide Leader in Sports' in ESPN," Battier was quoted in an ESPN release, in the type of stilted language rarely offered during his candid locker-room interviews. "I hope my experiences as a successful collegiate and professional basketball player will add meaningful insight into the dynamic arena of the sports world. I am looking forward to bringing a sense of candor, humor and perspective to all of ESPN's listeners, readers and viewers."
Battier won NBA championships with the Heat in 2012 and '13. He also this past season was winner of the NBA's 2014 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award.
He won the national championship as a senior at Duke, when he was named National Player of the Year.
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