Data Dialogue: Data Science in the NBA: A brief tour
Thursday, November 8, 2018
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330
David Sparks, Basketball Analytics, Boston Celtics
As the volume and specificity of data describing the game of basketball has increased, so too has the importance of statistical modeling and incorporating that data into strategy and evaluation. This talk reviews the evolution of data in basketball and describes the nature of the job of a data scientist in the NBA.