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Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Benjamin C. Alamar. Foreword by Dean Oliver

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August, 2013
Cloth, 152 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-16292-0
$24.95 / £16.95

Web Features:

  • Read an interview with Benjamin Alamar on the Sports Analytics Blog
  • Read Benjamin Alamar's article Analytics Is Not a Strategy
  • Benjamin Alamar talks about sports analytics with StatTr@k
  • Read an interview with Benjamin Alamar with Georgetown Sports Analysis, Business, and Research Group

    Benjamin Alamar discusses sports analytics in basketball with Grantland

    Benjamin Alamar on NBA Chat

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    About the Author

    Benjamin C. Alamar is a professor of sport management at Menlo College and a sports analytics consultant/researcher. He has consulted with a variety of teams in the NFL and NBA, including five seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and with a variety of companies in sports analytics. He has published numerous research studies in sports analytics and has written on sports analytics for outlets such as ESPN, Analytics Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, Alamar is the founding editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, the first peer-reviewed academic journal for research in sports analytics.

    Dean Oliver is the director of Production Analytics at ESPN, leading the development of sports analytics for the network. He worked for seven years in the NBA with the front offices of the Denver Nuggets and Seattle Supersonics, using analytics to improve trades, free agency, the draft, and coaching tactics. The contents of his book, Basketball on Paper, are now used broadly across the NBA. Oliver has a Ph.D. in engineering and has years of experience as an advance scout, collegiate scout, and coach.

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