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  1. TrueHoop TV: Larry Sanders

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Larry Sanders is making quite the name for himself. In March, the Milwaukee Bucks center was the toast of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston, where stat geeks celebrated him as one of the NBA's best interior defenders. Sanders ran...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: Neil Olshey

    Kevin Arnovitz

    We know most teams these days have analysts in house poring over data, but how do those stat heads work with team's execs? Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey discusses that, whether The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference has become...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  3. Is MIT Sloan now the majority party?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Courtesy of Samantha Yanofsky In a few short years, MIT Sloan has gone from "What's that?" to "Who's Who." Two years ago at the 2011 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, an NBA player agent was spotted roaming the halls of the Boston C...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  4. Andrew Bynum and the dribble question

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew Bynum had a monster night on Wednesday in the Lakers' big road win over the Spurs. He racked up 30 rebounds. 30! Only eight other players have collected that many boards in a game since the 1985-86 season, and no Laker had accomplished s...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  5. On Bill James, the writer

    Kevin Arnovitz

    AP Photo/Charles Krupa Bill James is the godfather of advanced stats in sports, but he's also one heckuva writer. The pages of my 1984 Bill James Baseball Abstract are crinkled and mildewy from the moist Carolina summer. My name, in my mother's han...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  6. Basketball analytics: the users

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The basketball analytics panel is always one of the best-attended and most engaging panel of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Last year, the debate crackled when the panelists revisited the Jason Kidd-Devin Harris deal. This year, the parti...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  7. Bias in officiating

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In addition to the lively panels, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference features the presentation of research papers by up-and-coming thinkers in the field. Brian Robb of Celtics Hub attended one such presentation today, "Whistle Swallowing: Offi...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  8. What geeks don't get

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The marquee panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Saturday was titled, "What Geeks Don't Get: The Limits of Moneyball," moderated by Michael Lewis. There's little doubt that the analytics movement in sports has strong momentum, but ar...

    Blog | March 06, 2010