September 20, 2010


Building on the sports-related theme of our last post, I thought several of you may be interested in the attached article. While Fans of "Moneyball" are familiar with the use of analytics to build a baseball team, we're now seeing NBA teams employ similar tactics to evaluate basketball players.

"Think of Milton Lee as a technical investor. Except instead of analyzing stocks or commodities, he is analyzing basketball players.

A former Wall Street equities trader who has done stints at ING and S.A.C Capital, Lee has joined the refurbished New Jersey Nets as the team’s director of basketball operations. His job is to crunch the statistics of Nets players, looking not just at their scoring percentages but also at their defensive efforts and where on the court they are most successful at hitting the net."

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