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Layups: Sloan Conference Summaries

Posted by Neil Paine on March 10, 2011

I would have written a full summary of my trip to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference last week, but A) I've been sick this week, and B) the guys at TrueHoop had it covered so well that my efforts would be totally extraneous:

It was such a blast to meet those guys, btw. You haven't lived until you've been out partying with stat geeks until 2:30 AM.

I'd be remiss if I didn't also link to Kevin Pelton's recap at Basketball Prospectus:

Recapping Sloan: Two Key Issues

And don't forget Ben Morris' summary at Skeptical Sports Analysis. Or Deadspin's "Dispatches From Dorkapalooza".

Finally, you can read all of the tweets I sent out as I covered the panels live via the Basketball-Reference Twitter stream:

Basketball Reference (bball_ref) on Twitter

Let me know if I'm forgetting anybody's recap/summary, and I'll add them to the list.

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One Response to “Layups: Sloan Conference Summaries”

  1. Neil Paine Says:

    Dave Johns also has a summary of some conference-related material (mostly the Matt Goldman skill curves/undershooting-vs-overshooting study) and the state of basketball analysis in general at Slate:

    http://www.slate.com/id/2287339/