MIAMI -- Alonzo Mourning is returning to the Miami Heat -- as an executive.
Mourning announced Friday that he soon will begin a new job as Miami's vice president of player development, with a wide range of responsibilities, many of them off the court and in community relations areas.
He'll also spend some time mentoring young players, a role he took on in the latter portions of his playing career.
Alonzo Mourning has traded in his jersey, retired by the Heat in late March, for a business suit, as he becomes the team's vice president of player development.
"My on-court contributions are retiring, but I still feel like I can contribute to the game," Mourning said. "I'm very knowledgeable, a student of the game, and I think my experiences can help the team and the players."
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