Miami Heat Hire Tim Hardaway

by June 02, 2010

The Heat clearly believe Hardaway’s public image has healed enough, by inviting him back into the organizational fold. Reports the Miami Herald: “Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning are officially a tandem again for the Miami Heat. Only now, they’re making moves in the community and front office instead of on the court, where they led the Heat to division titles and perennial playoff appearances two decades ago. The Heat confirmed Hardaway’s hiring Tuesday saying he would be the team’s Community and Corporate Liaison. Hardaway rejoins Mourning, who last year was brought in to work as vice president, player development. Although the team never announced Hardaway’s hiring, he has made appearances at community events since April and was introduced as a `Heat legend.’ Reached on his cellphone Tuesday, Hardaway politely declined to comment about his role and referred questions to Heat executives. Hardaway, 43, is expected to make another appearance when a Heat delegation travels Saturday to Haiti with Project Medishare to help fund a hospital destroyed during the Jan. 12 earthquake.”