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Determination Dedication & Discipline
Overcoming Adversity
Social Justice

Miami Heat Assistant Coach
NBA Champion & 2x All-Star
Bestselling Author

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.


Butler shares his extraordinary journey from his delinquent youth to his role as an accomplished pro basketball player, dedicated husband and father, active philanthropist and businessman. Read more.


Caron Butler honors students who exemplify his personal principles: determination, dedication, and discipline — the 3Ds to success. Read more.

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Miami Heat Hires Caron Butler as New Assistant Coach

Former first-round pick Caron Butler has returned to where his NBA career began and is now an assistant coach on Head Coach Erik Spoelstra’s staff.

Caron Butler Talks NBA Restart, Kobe Bryant Relationship, More In Bleacher Report “Ask Me Anything”

Caron Butler takes questions from fans on everything from the restart of the NBA season and his own career, to social justice issues and his relationship with Kobe Bryant.

Caron Butler Q&A: Hanging With Mark Wahlberg, Kicking Mountain Dew Habit, And More

Caron Butler sits down with Sports Illustrated to discuss his ascension from a maximum security center at the age of 15 to becoming an NBA champion and how his journey helped shape the person he is today.