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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Analytics Systems Developer - Detroit Pistons / Palace Sports & Entertainment (Auburn Hills, MI)


As the Analytics Systems Developer, you will work exclusively for the Pistons’ Basketball Operations department in the development of basketball analytics data and software solutions. This position will report to the Assistant General Manager – Salary Cap & Analytics, and will provide a fast-paced, collaborative environment in which to innovate across all aspects of basketball operations.


  • Working closely with basketball operations to design and create new statistical and reporting services.
  • Maintaining and extending the team’s existing data and analytics infrastructure.
  • Managing and automating the ingestion of disparate data from a wide range of sources.
  • Responding to ad-hoc requests from both the basketball operations department and coaching staff.
  • Collaborating effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate.
  • Maintaining high level knowledge of current advanced stats and future trends in NBA analytics.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university, with a focus on programming.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong SQL programming skills; significant preference given to applicants with at least two years of working experience in related programming/analysis field.
  • Strong programming skills in at least one scripting language (e.g., Python, Perl, Ruby).
  • Working knowledge of at least one compiled language (C# preferred).
  • Experience conducting analysis on large data sets via statistical forecasting and analysis software is desirable (e.g., R, Stata).
  • Data visualization expertise is an advantage, but not required.
  • Ability to work long/flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Note: This position was originally posted on the Detroit Pistons / Palace Sports & Entertainment employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Detroit Pistons / Palace Sports & Entertainment employment site.

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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Temporary Statistical Analyst - New York Knicks (Tarrytown, NY)


The Knicks’ Statistical Analyst will collaborate closely with front office and coaching staff on analytics-based projects covering a variety of basketball, health, and front office topics. This role will require a quick-learning individual with knowledge of statistical analysis and a foundational understanding of basketball. The analyst will report directly to the Director of Analytics, and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

–    Primarily responsibility is help with data collection and organization. Various types of statistical analysis of this data will also be performed

–    Ability to function in a fast paced environment, handling multiple projects simultaneously and adhering to deadlines. 

–    Ability to work unsupervised and to function both independently and as a team member

–    Availability to work flexible hours including nights (Knicks Games).

?      Game Day/in-arena setup, maintenance and breakdown of computer, video/stats systems.

–    Professional demeanor, organized and detail oriented

–    They must also be able to commute to Tarrytown, NY and Madison Square Garden, NYC when required.

*This position will work October through June.



–    4-year college degree, preferably in statistics, mathematics or similar advanced qualitative degree


–    Excellent computer skills with a strong proficiency in Microsoft Office products especially Microsoft Excel (PivotTables, VLOOKUP, formulas, etc.).

–    Knowledge of database software a plus (UniVerse, SQL, Microsoft Access).

–    Experience with advanced statistical techniques, including linear regression, logistic regression, non-linear regression, k-means clustering, and experiment design

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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics


The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add talented new developers, software engineers, statistical analysts, and data scientists to the team. Basketball analysts will work as a part of the front office and collaborate extensively with the entire basketball operations department including President and GM Sam Hinkie. Experience in basketball is not required; analytical talent and learning easily is. The Sixers are looking for both permanent employees and interns. Most basketball analysts will work in our basketball operations office in Philadelphia but other arrangements may be possible.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following depending on your background and interests:
• Gather, clean and integrate data from a variety of sources
• Maintain and extend our existing analytics infrastructure
• Create both ad-hoc analyses and standardized reports across a variety of platforms
• Forecast the results of basketball plays, players, teams, and seasons
• Innovate across all aspects of basketball operations
• Develop recommendations for the decisions we face across the basketball operations department
• Collaborate effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate
• Communicate results to the basketball operations staff through presentations, written reports, and tools

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated many of the following characteristics:
• Strong programming skills (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, C++, Java,….) to support both the front-end and back-end of applications
• Strong database skills (e.g. SQL, Teradata,….)
• Strong statistical skills and experience with statistical and analysis software (R, SAS, Stata, Matlab, Octave)
• Strong experience with Bayesian analysis
• Strong experience with experimental design, linear regression, logistic regression, non-linear regression, k-means clustering, decision trees, and other advanced techniques
• Visualization expertise
• Machine Learning expertise
• Data Mining expertise
• Big Data expertise including distributed processing
• Mobile application expertise

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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Basketball Applications Developer - Portland Trail Blazers (Portland, OR)

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed in the order received, and the selection process will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications promptly.

Compensation: Salary (DOE) + Generous Benefits Package


The Portland Trail Blazers are looking for a Basketball Applications Developer to build software applications in support of the front office and coaching staff. The ideal candidate will be comfortable developing web applications in a LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl). Preference will also be given to candidates that have experience developing iOS applications. Previous basketball experience is not required, although a passion for basketball is a must.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop basketball applications for use by the front office and coaching staff

  • Maintain existing basketball applications

  • Collaborate on basketball applications with our team as well as being able to work autonomously

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated programming experience

  • Strong web programming skills, with experience in one of PHP, Python, or Perl as well as familiarity with JavaScript/AJAX

  • Experience designing APIs and visualizations

  • Ability to work in Mac OS X and Linux environments

  • Experience working with relational databases (SQL)

  • Comfortable with using version control (Git, Subversion, etc.)

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing iOS applications

  • Experience with basketball metrics

Who we are as employees of the Portland Trail Blazers & Rip City Management:

As a team member, you assume the role of tour guide, communicator, decision-maker and promoter of positive experiences reflecting the individuality of our community. You are frequently changing hats and finding solutions that will create generations of passionate fans for our events. This position is responsible for ensuring all customers - internal and external - enjoy a safe atmosphere with a consistent high level of quality service.

How we live up to these expectations:

  • Strive for excellence in ways to entertain and ignite the fan experience in unexpected ways
  • Know and live the Rose Quarter mission to create extraordinary moments for our guests, our events, and each other
  • Approach all tasks with a “can-do” attitude understanding that there is no other kind of attitude
  • Take ownership and see the guest’s need through, from beginning to end, empowered to say “YES”, to create extraordinary moments
  • Present a cheerful, positive manner in all interactions
  • Work to make a specific impression on our guests in an effort to create extraordinary moments in their experiences at the Rose Quarter

The Trail Blazers & Rip City Management are committed to providing the safest possible work environment for our employees and guests. In order to maintain this environment we are committed to a drug free and safe workplace where pre-employment background checks and/or drug screens are required.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to being champions of diversity in our organization and community.

Note: This position was originally posted on the Portland Trail Blazers employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Portland Trail Blazers employment site.

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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Game Night IDS Statistician - Texas Legends (Frisco, TX)

The Texas Legends of the NBA Development League is searching for game night IDS Statisticians and clock crew. These individuals would need to both understand the game of basketball and also be technically savvy. The NBA Development League uses IDS Statistician equipment which is comprised of a group of touch screen computers that send the live data, which the statistician inputs, to the website for viewers at home and generate box scores throughout the game. This is a game-day seasonal position.

RESPONSIBILITIES : (Including but Not Limited to):

·         Arrive 2 hours before tip-off

·         Oversee pre-game setup of all stats equipment

·         Compare pre-game input of game officials, rosters, etc.

·         Communicate each game with NBA IDS Help Desk

·         Input all stats and information throughout the entire game

·         Have clear understanding of the clock system and its functions

·         Validate all stats throughout the game with IDS program and Official Scorer to ensure 100%      accuracy

·         Submit all final game files and documents to IDS Help Desk and Team P.R. Director

·         Stay after the closing of each game to insure stats were sent to appropriate affiliations.


·         NBA IDS Statistical Training

·         Must work well with computers and the clock system

·         Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure

·         Must understand the game of basketball and the rules and regulations of the NBA

·         Previous stat/clock experience with professional, college or high school teams required.

·         Must be available to work on nights and weekends

·         Must clear NBA clearinghouse (background check)

·         Must be able to work professionally with referees, coaches and players

·         Must be able to take direction and apply directions quickly and effectively

COMPENSATION: TBD (per game compensation)

GENERAL NOTES:  The Texas Legends are the proud affiliate of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks and play all home games at the Dr. Pepper Center located in Frisco, Texas.

START DATE: November

Note: When you apply for this job, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1.    Do you know all of the NBA statistical rules and regulations?

2.    Are you available to work nights and weekends?

3.    Do you have transportation to and from all home games?

4.    Have you ever bet on an NBA game?

5.    Do you have prior experience with high school, college or NBA statistics?

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Player/Basketball Operations: Media/Video Production
Video Coordinator - Texas Legends (Frisco, TX)

The Texas Legends are looking to add a new member to the basketball staff.  This volunteer position will work intimately with the coaching staff and front office, assisting with various duties regarding film, game edits, and practice sessions.

A working knowledge of the game of basketball and video editing experience is required.  Critical to the job will be proficiency in basketball software platforms including Synergy Sports and FastDraw/FastScout Technologies.  Experience working on a professional or college basketball staff is encouraged.

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