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As some of you may know, I will be attending the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference for the first time this year. I wanted to compile my schedule, so I thought why not just put it here?

Friday
7:30-7:50 Opening Remarks

8:00-9:00 In-Game Innovations: Genius or Gimmick
9:20-9:50 Automatically Recognizing On-Ball Screens
9:50-10:20 What Does it Take to Call a Strike? Three Biases in Umpire Decision Making

10:40-11:10 The Hot Hand: A New Approach to an Old “Fallacy”
11:10-11:40 The 3 Dimensions of Rebounding
12:00-1:00 Inside the War Room: Building Alignment from Front Office to Field

1:20-1:50 POINTWISE: Predicting Points and Valuing Decisions in Real Time with NBA Optical Tracking Data
1:50-2:20 Growing Profitability through Improved NBA Team Business Operations
2:40-3:40 Basketball Analytics Panel – 2014

4:00-5:00 Building a Dynasty (with Phil Jackson)

Saturday
7:00-8:00 Getting in the Game: Launching a Career in Sports
8:00-9:00 Risking it All: Why Championship Athletes Dope & What It Means for Sport

9:20-10:20 Global Games: The Economics of Major Sporting Competitions
10:40-11:10 Sleeping Giants: Are “Zzzz”s the NBA’s next big performance metric?
11:10-11:40 Getting Information from a Haystack: Finding Value in New Data

12:00-1:00 Commissioner’s Perspective with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

1:20-2:20 From the Classroom to the Locker Room: Teaching the Next Generation of Sports Analysts
2:40-3:40 Ownership Perspective: Managing Transitions
3:45-4:45 Alpha Awards

6:00 Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics (@ TD Garden)
 

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Conference was mind-blowingly awesome. I will be getting some discussion sparked based on topics that were brought up at the conference in the coming weeks.

Here's the first one: Single Two-Point Free Throws
 

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You are the man RWE
 

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I don't guess I ever made a thread for this, but I don't think many people have seen this:


This is the key breakdown slide:



At the time of the study, the best "crashers" were Kevin Garnett and Marcin Gortat. The best "hustlers" - who got the most rebounds despite being out of position when the shot went up - were Luis Scola and Ekpe Udoh. The best rebound "converters" - who got the highest rebound percentage on balls they were already in position for - were Lebron James and Gerald Wallace. And then the best players at getting in the proper position to rebound the ball in the first place were Kevin Love and Kevin Garnett.
 
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