Miami Heat swingman Andre Iguodala had a general idea of the organization he was joining when the Heat acquired “Iggy” from the Memphis Grizzlies in February.

Iguodala understood the love guys like Heat lifer Udonis Haslem had for the franchise and the city, and he also knew the kind of culture Pat Riley had cultivated in South Beach.

But the veteran Iguodala stated “Heat Culture” really begins with how the organization develops young players on the roster (via Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald):

“As a young player coming here, you talk about player development, you talk about learning how to be a professional basketball player and what that actually means,” Iguodala said.