The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 30
10 March 2011
The topics we cover:
- 0:30-2:30: The evolution of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
- 2:31-3:40: Getting the best information from Sloan panelists who are motivated not to share proprietary information
- 3:41-6:57: Coming back from a mediocre season in the NBA
- 6:58-8:14: Is it possible to draft a superstar in late rounds in the NBA?
- 8:15-9:14: How did the NBA draft become so efficient over the past decade?
- 9:15-10:21: The phenomenon of NBA teams hiring smart young statheads going to NBA front offices
- 10:22-11:52: Why does the owner of an NBA team make such a difference?
- 11:53-13:12: How do you convince a player to come to a city like Houston?
- 13:13-16:49: Is the playoff system getting it wrong?
- 16:50-21:42: International scouting in the NBA
- 21:43-22:24: How does a GM navigate the uncertainty of the Collective Bargaining Agreement?
- 22:25-24:19: Are there revelations that reporters can make that other teams don’t already know?
- 24:20-25:17: Is there any hands-on coaching in the NBA?
- 25:18-28:08: How much difference can tactics make?
- 28:09-29:49: Meshing analytics with coaching
- 29:50-31:42: Players who focus only on basketball and girls
- 31:43-end: Food Pick of the Week
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