June 23, 2012

Moneyball 2.0

Mark Wilson, writing for Fast Company:

"The technology was originally developed to track missiles. Now, SportVU systems hang from the catwalks of 10 NBA arenas, tiny webcams that silently track each player as they shoot, pass, and run across the court, recording each and every move 25 times a second."

(via Marginal Revolution.)

You can guess where this story heads … four of the ten teams using SportVU made the NBA playoffs, including the OKC Thunder. The Thunder lost the championship series to the Miami Heat.