Former NBA star Caron Butler is back where his career began, now as an assistant coach for the NBA’s Miami Heat. Before being hired in November 2020, he was an TV Analyst for Turner Sports and the Washington Wizards, and a member of the Los Angeles Lakers’ pre- and post-game show team. He’s also hosted a podcast called “The Tuff Juice Podcast” and a virtual roundtable series for the NBA as part of their “NBA Together” initiative.
During his 14-year NBA career, Butler was a two-time All-Star and won a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
He attended the University of Connecticut for two seasons, where he was named a second-team All-American and the 2002 Big East Player of the Year.
In 2015, Butler released his book, Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA, which chronicles his remarkable story from hardships growing up to success in the NBA. He has partnered with Mark Wahlberg to turn his life story into a movie.
Butler is a native of Racine, Wisconsin and is very involved in giving back to the community. His charity, the 3D Foundation, honors students who exemplify his personal principles to succeed – determination, dedication, and discipline.
Butler and his family currently reside in Miami.