BOSTON -- Where does the future of basketball analytics lie? After spending some time at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, it has become increasingly clear that "where" is the operative word.
BOSTON -- The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference means different things to different people. For some this is an incredible opportunity to learn more about sports, the events and actions that our eyes miss, and those our brains misunderstand.
BOSTON -- "Performance Analytics," an MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference panel of John Brenkus, Mike McCann, Kevin Pritchard, Angela Ruggiero, Mark Verstegen, and moderator Peter Keating, says that while our understanding of the athletic body is fast-progressing, there are, and will continue to be, hurdles.
BOSTON -- You already know by now that Jeff Van Gundy has been one of the darlings of the weekend at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. He’s the contrarian sage, the Shakespearean jester -- if you don’t know which side he’s on, you know he’s telling the truth.
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“For me, sleeping well could mean the difference between putting up 30 points and living with 15.”-Steve NashGood sleep is crucial.An NBA blogger on assignment in Boston who tossed and turned on his cousin’s air mattress the night before and so got barely a wink of it can tell you that.
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Since 2010, the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) has exploded in size, having grown from 1,000 attendees to somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 million (preliminary estimate based on absolutely no statistical analysis).
[View the story "MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: The Future of Labor Negotiations" on Storify]Jared Dubin is a writer for Hardwood Paroxysm, part of the True Hoop Network.