BY MICHAEL WALLACE, mwallace@MiamiHerald.com
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. …
Hardaway has maintained a home in Miami and a close bond with the organization since he retired in 2003.
His new role with the Heat ends a tough three-year stretch for Hardaway, who has seen his reputation, businesses and job prospects take a hit after he made disparaging comments about gays during a 2007 radio interview.
Hardaway later apologized for his comments, completed therapy and donated time and money to gay rights groups.