MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Behold the Big Man

  • 17m 45s
  • Ben Shields, Paul Michelman
  • MIT Sloan Management Review
  • 2019

In the NBA’s modern era of pace and space, small ball, and chucking away from three, it feels like there’s no more place for the lumbering 7-foot center who used to be the backbone of the league. But the burgeoning field of defensive analytics shows that this “dinosaur” might not be going extinct just yet. Ben speaks with Ivana Saric, data scientist for the Philadelphia 76ers, about how defensive analytics are changing pro basketball and the roles of the people who play it.

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