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Monday, October 20, 2014

Author: ruruland

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An Interview with Dean Oliver

EDITOR’S NOTE: Before things get wholly playoff-tastic ’round these parts, for your infotainment, ruruland conducted an interview with Dean Oliver, a pioneer in sports analytics and the author of Basketball on Paper, the groundbreaking tome on basketball analytics. Oliver also spent five successful years working in the front office of the Denver Nuggets. He currently plies his trade at ESPN, where he led the team that developed Total QBR–a new method for evaluating quarterbacks–and is responsible for building sports analytics that are in use across the company. His work has been published in academic journals, highlighted in diverse popular publications and …continue reading