NBA Preseason: Predictive or Pointless?

October 23, 2019

With the NBA preseason coming to a close, it may be time to actually start watching. At least, that’s what those of us who paid little attention to the preseason match-ups may tell ourselves. Yeah, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George might have got us all excited when they joined the Clippers, but that was months ago, and the NBA regular season has so. Many. Games. But did we lazy fans…

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Dream Job: Q&A with Tim Zue, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Boston Red Sox

February 19, 2019

Tim Zue, a native New Englander and graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a pioneer in sports-business analytics, particularly for his work managing the financial arm of the Boston Red Sox over the past few seasons.  Do you recommend specific areas of study for college students interested in a career in sports analytics?Zue: I believe that any classes that relate to using data and information to help solve business…

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Dream Job: Q&A with David Kaplan, Basketball Operations Analyst, San Antonio Spurs

February 13, 2019

On Thursday January 24th, basketball operations analyst for the San Antonio Spurs, David Kaplan, paid a visit to Davidson’s campus to speak to the ‘Cats Stats group about his work and experience in sports analytics.Kaplan graduated from Wesleyan University in 2013 with a degree in biological chemistry. He began working for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2014 before working as first a quantitative analyst/systems developer and later manager of basketball…

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