Shane Battier Leaves ESPN as College Basketball Announcer After One Year

Shane Battier Leaves ESPN as College Basketball Announcer After One Year

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Shane Battier Leaves ESPN as College Basketball Announcer After One Year

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: (L-R) ESPN reporter Shane Battier of the Miami Heat interviews Alex Len after Len was drafter #5 overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Shane Battier, after one year as a college basketball announcer at ESPN, has left the network.

Battier retired from the NBA last summer and quickly landed at ESPN as a college basketball announcer.

The timing of his departure – ESPN recently laid off 300 staffers – might sound fishy, but sources say that there’s no story behind his exit. Battier is married and has two young children under the age of eight.

[UPDATE: ESPN has confirmed that Battier has left the network.]

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