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Tom Haberstroh
Tom Haberstroh

Co-Founder, Writer and Analyst; Writer at Bleacher Report
Spotlight Media Ventures
http://leveragethechat.com

Tom Haberstroh first joined ESPN in 2009 as an NBA Insider researcher, before becoming a national NBA analyst in 2010. His primary responsibilities include writing multiple analytics-oriented columns per week for ESPN.com, researching/writing/hosting “The BIG Number,” a weekly social-friendly, analytical video segment on TrueHoopTV. He’s contributed to ESPN The Magazine, SportsCenter, Numbers Never Lie, Pardon the Interruption, and is a regular on the “Dan LeBatard Show.” He also developed ESPN’s DRAFT Initiative database, which empirically analyzed value of NBA draft picks. He’s a New Englander who resides in Miami Beach, FL, which makes him a shameless snowbird.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomhaberstroh/

Twitter - @tomhaberstroh
Bleacher Report - http://bleacherreport.com

Episodes: 5/9/2018 @9:00 AM, 11/22/2017 @9:00 AM


CJ Handron
CJ Handron

Co-Founder and CEO
Diamond Kinetics
http://www.diamondkinetics.com

C.J. is the Co-Founder and CEO of Diamond Kinetics. He is responsible for leading commercialization efforts of all products and applications, as well as guiding the overall vision and strategy for the company.

Prior to Diamond Kinetics, C.J. served as director of an early stage technology commercialization program at the University of Pittsburgh. C.J. serves on the advisory boards of several Pittsburgh start up companies and is actively involved with several local non-profit organizations.

A native of Greenville, N.C., C.J. holds a B.S. from North Carolina State University and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Twitter - @CJ_Handron

Episode: 5/9/2018 @8:30 AM


Jeff Seder
Jeff Seder

Founder & President
EQB
http://www.eqb.com/

A graduate of Harvard, Harvard Law, and Harvard Business School, Jeffrey Seder worked for Citicorp’s International Banking Division in New York City and later served as Chairman of Craftex Mills, Inc. ( large textile manufacturing and marketing firm), and CEO of the 40 store Boston Stores retail chain. A licensed attorney and member of the Pennsylvania Bar, he is also the founder and CEO of The Big Picture Alliance, a non-profit filmmaking program for disadvantaged inner-city teens. His 35 years of equestrian experience includes exercise riding racehorses, racehorse and racehorse farm management, and the publication of numerous refereed scientific journal articles on his research in Thoroughbred sports medicine. Jeffrey Seder reviews samples of his proprietary slow-motion video gait analysis at a Florida auction.

Episodes: 5/2/2018 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @9:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 4/29/2015 @8:35 AM


Namita Nandakumar
Namita Nandakumar

Incoming Quantitative Analyst
Philadelphia Eagles
https://www.linkedin.com/in/namita-nandakumar-67b0a612a/

Namita has been working part-time with the Philadelphia Eagles football analytics staff since January, and will be a full-time quantitative analyst for the team this season. She’s about to graduate from Wharton with a BS in Economics and a concentration in Statistics.

Namita has written for The Athletic Philadelphia and Hockey Graphs as well as presented research at recent sports analytics conferences, primarily on the topic of draft strategy/evaluation in hockey.

Twitter - @nnstats

Episode: 5/2/2018 @9:00 AM


Rece Davis
Rece Davis

Host
College Game Day, ESPN
https://espnmediazone.com/us/bios/davis_rece/


Rece Davis, who joined ESPN in 1995, was named the host for ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot, the network’s flagship college football program in February 2015 when his six-year contract extension was announced. In addition, he is the prime host of the network’s on-site coverage for both the College Football Playoff and the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

In his first two seasons with college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show, College GameDay earned a Sports Emmy for best weekly studio show (2017 & 2016), adding to the previous five trophies (2015, 2014, 2011, 2010 & 2008).

He remains the host of ESPN’s College GameDay basketball road show and calls a Thursday night basketball game following the completion of the football season. A regular contributor to SportsCenter and ESPN Radio, Davis serves as the host on the NBA Draft on ESPN.

Previously, he was the host of ESPN’s Saturday college football pregame, halftime and postgame studio (Show Full Bio)coverage and College Football Final with analysts Lou Holtz and Mark May. Davis also called the ESPN College Football Primetime game on Thursday nights with Jesse Palmer, David Pollack and Samantha Ponder until 2014.

Davis hosted ESPN2’s weekend RPM 2Night and Sunday morning RPM 2Day programs (1997-1999), and ESPN2’s NBA 2Night, the network’s daily NBA highlights/news program (1996-97). He has also worked on ESPN and ABC’s Triple Crown horse racing and NFL Draft coverage.

Before joining ESPN, Davis worked at WJRT-TV in Flint, Mich., as a sports anchor/reporter (1993-95). From 1988 to 1993, he was a sports anchor and sports director at WRBL-TV in Columbus, Ga., and, while he was still as student at the University of Alabama in 1987, a general assignment reporter for WCFT-TV in Tuscaloosa. He also worked as a freelance television play-by-play announcer, studio host and radio announcer in select media outlets in Alabama (1983-93).

In 2008, Davis won the Best Sports Host award given by Cable Fax.

Davis, a native of Muscle Shoals, Ala., graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degrees from the School of Communications in news and public affairs. Davis was named the University of Alabama School of Communication Broadcast Department’s outstanding alumnus for 2001.

Twitter - @ESPN_ReceDavis

Episode: 4/25/2018 @9:00 AM


Phil Savage
Phil Savage

former General Manager; Director of Player Personnel and Director of College Scouting
NFL

Phil Savage joined ESPN as a NFL Front Office Insider in August 2013. The former general manager of the Cleveland Browns regularly appears on NFL Insiders, NFL Live and SportsCenter. He also contributes to ESPN Radio. In addition to his ESPN role, Savage is the executive director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl and the radio analyst for University of Alabama football games.

Savage has more than 20 years of NFL front office experience. Most notably, he served as senior vice president/GM of the Browns from 2005-08. Prior to that, he was director of player personnel (2003-04) and director of college scouting (1996-2002) for the Baltimore Ravens where he helped assemble a roster that included 12 Pro Bowl players – and won Super Bowl XXXV.

Savage began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 1991 when he was hired by then-head coach Bill Belichick. After starting as a coaching assistant on defense, Savage transitioned to college scouting in 1994. When the franchise left Clevela(Show Full Bio)nd for Baltimore in 1996, Savage was part of the move.

After his second stint with the Browns, Savage served as a player personnel consultant (2010-11) and player personnel executive (2011-12) with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Savage spent the early years of his career as a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama (1987-89), at UCLA (tight ends coach, 1990), and with the San Antonio Riders of the World League.

A native of Mobile, Ala., Savage was named executive director of the Senior Bowl in May 2012. He has been a radio analyst for the Crimson Tide Sports Network, calling weekly Alabama football games in the fall, since 2009. He is also a regular host and contributor to Sirius/XM NFL (Ch. 88) and College Sports Nation (Ch. 91) coverage.

Savage attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he earned a bachelor of arts in English. He played football and was a three-time all-conference shortstop for the baseball team. Savage also received a master’s degree in physical education from Alabama in 1989.

Twitter - @SeniorBowlPhil

Episode: 4/25/2018 @8:15 AM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as a leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. He has also coached with the Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michae(Show Full Bio)l Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Currently, Rick is an MLB analyst and sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to perform their best and experience greater fulfillment in life and work.

Twitter - @RickPetersonCT
Rick Peterson Coaching - www.rickpetersoncoaching.com

Episodes: 4/18/2018 @8:30 AM, 10/25/2017 @8:30 PM, 9/27/2017 @8:30 AM, 9/13/2017 @8:30 AM, 8/23/2017 @9:00 AM, 8/9/2017 @8:30 AM, 7/26/2017 @9:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/28/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/31/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/17/2017 @8:30 AM, 5/3/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @8:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 AM, 11/2/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/26/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/19/2016 @8:30 AM, 9/7/2016 @9:30 AM, 8/24/2016 @8:30 AM, 7/13/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/15/2016 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/18/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/4/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/28/2015 @8:00 AM, 10/21/2015 @8:00 AM, 8/5/2015 @8:00 AM, 6/3/2015 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 4/8/2015 @8:30 AM


Ned Colletti
Ned Colletti

Professor of Sports Management; Baseball Analyst for Spectrum SportsNet LA; Former Dodgers GM; Author of "THE BIG CHAIR: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager"
Pepperdine University
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/553977/the-big-chair-by-ned-colletti-with-joseph-a-reaves/

Ned Colletti was the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006 to 2014. Before the Dodgers, he served as the assistant general manager of the San Francisco Giants, after getting his start with the Chicago Cubs. Colletti currently appears as a baseball analyst on Spectrum SportsNet LA before and after Dodgers games and is a Professor of Sports Management at Pepperdine University. During the last 20+ seasons, Colletti has helped or assembled teams that have compiled a 1866-1493 record (373 games above .500), won 90 or more games 12 times, and qualified for the postseason 12 times, with four other eliminations on the last or next-to-last day of the season.

Twitter - @realnedcolletti
Book - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/553977/the-big-chair-by-ned-colletti-with-joseph-a-reaves/

Episode: 4/18/2018 @9:00 AM


Neil Paine
Neil Paine

Senior SportsWriter
FiveThirtyEight
https://fivethirtyeight.com/

Neil Paine is a writer and editor for FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism website. He covers a wide range of sports, with a focus on sabermetrics and statistical analysis. Before joining FiveThirtyEight, he worked as an analytics consultant for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and managed data for the Sports-Reference family of statistics websites. He's also written weekly columns for ESPN Insider and the New York Times. Neil graduated from Georgia Tech in 2009.

Twitter - @Neil_Paine

Episodes: 4/11/2018 @9:20 PM, 1/17/2018 @8:30 AM, 10/18/2017 @8:30 AM, 6/14/2017 @9:00 AM, 12/21/2016 @9:00 AM, 1/27/2016 @8:00 AM, 5/20/2015 @8:00 AM, 12/17/2014 @8:00 AM, 8/6/2014 @8:00 AM


Ross Ohlendorf
Ross Ohlendorf

Former MLB Pitcher
https://www.mlb.com/

Ross Ohlendorf was drafted in 2004 by Arizona Diamondbacks. He has exhibited full or partial year of MLB service time over ten seasons (2007-2016). He has also pitched in Japan for Tokyo Yakult Swallows in 2017.

Interests: How teams acquire talent, how teams develop talent, particularly in player/coach communication, the overlap of analytics and traditional scouting.

Current Projects: Working with Quantified Communications to help teams evaluate amateurs

Episode: 4/11/2018 @8:30 AM


Bruce Feldman
Bruce Feldman

Reporter; Author of "The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks"
FOX Sports
https://www.foxsports.com/writer/bruce-feldman

Bruce Feldman is a New York Times best-selling author and has covered college football for two decades. He joined FOX Sports in 2014 and covers the sport for the company's TV and online platforms. Prior to that he worked at CBS and ESPN and ESPN Magazine.

Bruce co-wrote Swing Your Sword, which was published in July 2011. The book reached number five on the New York Times Bestsellers list. He also is the author of Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting and Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment. His articles have been cited in several editions of The Best American Sports Writing, nominated for four national magazine awards and he has won first place awards in contests sponsored by the Football Writers Association of America.

He lives in Los Angeles.

Twitter - @BruceFeldmanCFB
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAFXA8Y/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Personal Site - http://bruc(Show Full Bio)efeldman.com

Episode: 4/11/2018 @9:00 AM


Jake Nichols
Jake Nichols

Head of Golf Intelligence
15th Club
http://www.15thclub.com/

Jake is the Head of Golf Intelligence at 15th Club - the leader in professional golf analytics. He helps our clients - ranging from Ryder Cup Europe to top 50 in the world professionals to major media organizations - apply context to their data to make smarter decisions and to achieve a competitive edge.

Twitter - @jalnichols; @15thClub

Episode: 4/4/2018 @9:00 AM


Rob Mains
Rob Mains

Author
Baseball Prospectus
http://www.baseballprospectus.com

Rob Mains is an author of Baseball Prospectus, where his "Flu-Like Symptoms" column appears twice a week. Prior to joining Baseball Prospectus in March 2016, Rob's work was featured in Banished to the Pen (where his is still an occasional contributor) and FanGraphs Community. Rob began writing about baseball after a 25-year career as a sell-side Wall Street equities analyst, where he researched the healthcare services and healthcare real estate industries for First Albany, Advest, Ryan Beck, Morgan Keegan, and Stifel, earning honors from the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, and Starmine. He has a BA from Yale and an an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Twitter - @Cran_Boy

Episode: 4/4/2018 @8:30 AM


Brendan Harris
Brendan Harris

Player Development/Pro-Scouting
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com

Brendan is a former MLB player for the Rays, Twins, and Angels over 8 seasons. A two time divisional winner with the Twins, he also served on the executive subcommittee for the MLB Players Association. Brendan is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and is currently enrolled in the MBA for Executives program at The Wharton School. He also serves in the front office for the L.A. Angels.

Episodes: 3/28/2018 @8:30 AM, 3/29/2017 @8:30 AM, 1/18/2017 @9:00 AM


Frank Frigo
Frank Frigo

Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer
EdjAnalytics & EdjSports
http://www.edjsports.com

Frank has a passion for games and markets. He is a former winner of the Backgammon World Championship in Monte Carlo and has held the number one international ranking of both on-line and live match play. Before co-founding EdjSports, he had an active 20- year career in commodity markets with an emphasis on structuring wholesale energy transactions. In 2001, he co-created the NFL’s first fully customized simulation model, Zeus, that shook the conventional wisdom of NFL coaching staffs. Frank has consulted with several NFL and NCAA Division 1 football programs and his work in sports analysis has been featured in Esquire, Fox Sports, ESPN, The New York Times and Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”

Twitter - @edjsports; @edjanalytics

Episode: 3/28/2018 @9:00 AM


Jeff Passan
Jeff Passan

Sports Columnist; Author of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"
Yahoo
https://www.yahoo.com/author/jeff-passan

Twitter - @JeffPassan | @YahooSports
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Arm-Billion-Dollar-Mystery-Valuable-Commodity/dp/0062400363

Episodes: 3/21/2018 @9:30 AM, 3/8/2017 @9:30 AM, 11/23/2016 @9:00 AM


Rodney Paul
Rodney Paul

Sports Economist, Professor of Sport Management
Syracuse University
http://falk.syr.edu/people/paul-rodney/

Rodney J. Paul is a Sports Economist and Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Sport Management at the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

His research has appeared on Buffalo Sabres Gamenight and Forbes.com, in CFO Magazine, and in various newspaper and radio outlets, including interviews on National Public Radio focused on the NFL labor situation, the Los Angeles Dodgers© financial difficulties, and the TV rights to the Olympic Games. He has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally, and his work has been published in The Journal of Sports Economics, International Journal of Sport Finance, Applied Economics, Atlantic Economic Journal, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, and others. He has also authored numerous book chapters on sport economics and business.

Rodney serves as the faculty advisor to the Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics Club at Syracuse University. The research work (Show Full Bio)of the club involving the effect of atmospheric conditions on pitchers in Major League Baseball was presented in the poster session of the 2014 MIT/Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and was the focus of the Numbers column in ESPN the Magazine in the July 7, 2014 issue.

Topics addressed in his research include:
Market Efficiency
Behavioral Biases in Sports Wagering Markets
Empirically Modeling Game Attendance
Empirically Modeling Television Ratings
Uncertainty of Outcome Hypothesis
Competitive Balance
Prediction Markets in Sports
Voting Models of College Sports Polls

Education
Ph.D., Applied Economics, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
M.A., Applied Economics, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
B.S., Mathematics, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
B.A., Economics, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Episodes: 3/21/2018 @9:00 AM, 3/8/2017 @9:00 AM, 12/14/2016 @8:30 AM


Rob Vollman
Rob Vollman

Author of "Stat Shot: The Ultimate Guide to Hockey Analytics"
http://www.hockeyabstract.com

Rob Vollman is an author, speaker, consultant, and long-time pioneer in the field of hockey analytics. His popular innovations have helped win Stanley Cups and Gold medals, and have shaped the way that teams are built, and the game is covered.

A former member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, Rob was first published in the Fall 2001 issue of the Hockey Research Journal. He has since co-authored all six Hockey Prospectus books, two McKeen's magazines, and has authored three book in his own Bill James-inspired Hockey Abstract series, including the highly popular 2016 book, Stat Shot.

While modern advanced statistical hockey analysis stands on a mountain of complexity, Rob's work is best known for being expressed in clear, focused, and applicable terms, often presented in a humourous and entertaining way. Whether you're arguing about the worst trades in history or which team improved most in the off-season, Rob's objective approach will add clear, cold facts to(Show Full Bio) the discussion in a style that is undeniably engaging—and convincing!

Rob's most popular innovations include player usage charts, quality starts and home-plate save percentage for goaltenders, goals versus salary (GVS) to measure a player's cap value, the team luck index, his history-based projection systems, coaching metrics, the setup passes statistic, and advances in the field of NHL translations and league equivalencies (NHLe) to understand how well players coming from other leagues will perform.

In 2014, Rob organized a grassroots hockey analytics conference in Calgary as a platform for the field's latest innovations, starting a movement that has since spread to eight other cities, including annual events in Ottawa, Rochester, and Vancouver.

Rob's work can be found every week on NHL.com and ESPN Insider, where he has been featured since the 2008-09 season. In all, Rob has written 800 columns for a variety of hockey websites, and has been featured in the Hockey News, the Globe and Mail, the Washington Post, Forbes, and Rolling Stone.

Since his first guest appearances on Nashville Predators radio in the summer of 2011 and throughout the subsequent season, Rob has made over 300 appearances on 60 different radio programs, TV shows and podcasts in 20 NHL cities, including most notably NHL Game Day, Hockey Night in Canada radio, Sportsnet's Hockey Central and 2015 Trade Deadline coverage, Boston Bruins NESN television, TSN's That's Hockey, ESPN's Sportscenter and Hockey Today, CBC Radio, and Wharton Business Radio.

Based in Calgary, Rob is one of the field's most trusted and entertaining voices, and has helped bring what was once a niche hobby into the mainstream.

Twitter - @robvollmanNHL

Episodes: 3/21/2018 @8:30 AM, 3/8/2017 @8:30 AM, 12/14/2016 @9:00 AM


Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton

Professional Poker Player

Mike Sexton is a poker visionary who is considered one of the premiere ambassadors of poker, and was elected to the Poker Hall of Fame in 2009. He is noted for creating two mega events in the poker world. He was the founder of both the Tournament of Champions of Poker (TOC) and the PartyPoker Million. Mike Sexton’s previous book, Shuffle Up and Deal was a NY Times best-seller. He conducts poker seminars throughout the country, was the primary instructor for the WPT Boot Camp when it launched and has done seminars at Harvard Law School & the Fisher School of Business at Ohio State. Sexton is also an Army veteran.

Twitter - @MikeSexton_WPT

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Gamble-Mike-Sexton/dp/1909457566

Episodes: 3/21/2018 @8:00 AM, 12/27/2017 @8:40 AM, 3/8/2017 @8:00 AM, 1/4/2017 @8:30 PM


Rob Arthur
Rob Arthur

Baseball Columnist
FiveThirtyEight
http://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/rob-arthur/

Rob Arthur is a journalist and consultant covering baseball, criminal justice, politics, and other topics. His articles have appeared in FiveThirtyEight, the New York Times, Slate, and VICE News. He earned his Ph.D. in evolutionary genetics from the University of Chicago in 2015.

Twitter - @No_Little_Plans
Personal Site - http://makenolittleplans.net/about/

Episodes: 3/14/2018 @8:30 AM, 9/20/2017 @8:30 AM, 10/5/2016 @9:00 AM


Daniel Stone
Daniel Stone

Assistant Professor
Bowdoin College
https://www.bowdoin.edu/

Dan Stone has been Assistant Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College since 2012 and prior to that was Assistant Professor of Economics at Oregon State University. His main research interest is belief formation and decision-making under uncertainty. Much of his research is on sports applications because of the clean data, particularly questionable beliefs, and observed choices, and because sports are fun. His other work is in political media; the data is/are not as good but the beliefs and behavior are also pretty questionable.

Episode: 3/14/2018 @9:00 AM


Mina Kimes
Mina Kimes

On-Air Personality, Senior Writer.
ESPN
https://espnmediazone.com/us/bios/mina-kimes/

I’m a senior writer at ESPN the Magazine, where I write features and columns about sports. I also co-host several shows on ESPN and ESPN Radio, and am a panelist on Around the Horn.

Before joining ESPN, I worked as an investigative reporter for Bloomberg News and a features writer for Fortune magazine. I studied English at Yale University and live in Los Angeles.

I co-host a weekly NFL podcast, Nickel Package.

Twitter - @minakimes
Personal Site - http://minakimes.tumblr.com/
Podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nickel-package/id730254718?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Episode: 3/7/2018 @8:00 AM


Sandy Weil
Sandy Weil

Director of Sports Analytics
Kroenke Sports
https://www.pepsicenter.com/kse/company/about-kse/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy1729/

Twitter - @sportsmetrician

Episode: 3/7/2018 @8:30 AM


Kirk Lacob
Kirk Lacob

Assistant GM
The Golden State Warriors
http://www.nba.com/warriors/

Kirk Lacob is currently in his fourth season as assistant general manager for the Golden State Warriors and his sixth season overall in the team’s front office.

In his current role, Lacob reports directly to General Manager Bob Myers and assists with all aspects of the team’s day-to-day basketball operations.

Lacob joined the Warriors in October 2010 as the team’s director of basketball operations. In that role he supported on a variety of front office roles, including player personnel evaluation, draft preparation and scouting, as well as helping to further the use of statistics and technologies in basketball operations. He also served two years (2011-13) as the team’s player development representative with the league office, coordinating and implementing programs to aid in the overall development of players both on and off the court.

Additionally, Lacob continues to oversee operations for the Warriors NBA Development League team, the Santa Cruz Warriors, and serv(Show Full Bio)ed as the club’s general manager for three seasons from 2011-2014. He also played a vital role in the team’s relocation to Santa Cruz from its former home in Bismarck, North Dakota, prior to the 2012-13 season. The transition has been an overwhelming success as the Santa Cruz Warriors have appeared in the D-League Finals in each of their first three seasons in Northern California and, this past season, claimed the 2014-15 D-League Championship. In 2013-14, Santa Cruz was named the league’s Development Champion, an annual award recognizing the NBA D-League team that best embodies the league’s goals of developing NBA basketball talent via GATORADE Call-Ups and assignments.

A native of Woodside, CA, Lacob graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a degree in Science, Technology and Society.

Lacob is active in local basketball leagues and on occasion plays at San Quentin State Penitentiary. He is a lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, all things Stanford Cardinal and, most importantly, the Golden State Warriors.

Episode: 3/7/2018 @8:45 AM


Ben Alomar
Ben Alomar

Director of Sports Analytics
ESPN
http://www.espn.com

Benjamin Alamar is the Director of Sports Analytics at ESPN and author of the Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers (August, 2013). 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, Professor Alamar is the founding editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, the first peer-reviewed academic journal for research in sports analytics.

Twitter - @BenAlamarESPN

Episode: 3/7/2018 @9:15 AM