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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Basketball Operations Analyst - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

The Houston Rockets is looking to add a talented new member to the Basketball Operations team. This person will work intimately with the entire operations team to organize basketball data, build software tools, and analyze basketball games. People who hate coding need not apply, though the job could easily be a fit for talented data scientists, software engineers, forecasters, web developers, statisticians, DBAs, machine learning experts, etc. Experience in basketball is not required; learning easily is. Much of the work is in SQL, so interested applicants should have either tangible SQL experience or a deep understanding of programming combined with an appetite to learn SQL quickly. Nimbleness of mind is key, as is the candidate's ability to fit into an energetic, passionate work environment in Houston.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field
  • Experience with varied programming languages, particularly SQL
  • Experience with statistics and commonly used statistics packages, econometrics, data visualization, and basketball analytics are desirable.
  • Background in mathematical or computational field are desirable but not required.
  • Experience with large data sets is an advantage, as is experience with scripting languages
  • Interest in and familiarity of basketball and terminology

Highly motivated and dependable Individuals that exhibit our ONE TEAM PHILOSOPHY of PASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, CUSTOMER FOCUS, TEAMWORK are welcome to apply!  

Equal Opportunity Employer NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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

1. Yes/No Do you have experience with statistics and commonly used statistics packages, econometrics, data?
2. Yes/No Do you have experience with varied programming languages, particularly SQL?

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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: Equipment Manager
Basketball Operations Internship - WNBA Tulsa Shock (Tulsa, Ok)

Summer 2015 Basketball Operations Internship – Tulsa Shock (Tulsa, OK)

The Tulsa Shock seeks an energetic individual to support members of the Basketball Operations staff with daily team operations and logistics.

Provide administrative support to Tulsa Basketball Operations staff.
• Assist BBOps equipment manager and staff with various department related projects.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of programs is required along with a general understanding of basketball.
• Work with the Shock Video Coordinator/Operations Manager to maintain the inventory and working condition of all Shock equipment including, but not limited to uniforms and practice gear.
• Must be able to assist staff during home games and practices and work in a face paced environment.
• Ability to lift at least 50lbs and have a valid driver's license.
• Maintain a neat and organized workspace

**Other duties as assigned by coaching staff or executive staff.

The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
• Pursuing a degree in sports management/sports medicine, or the desire to pursue a career in the sports industry.
• Must possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Outgoing personality with good communication skills.
• Familiarity with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Ability to work on projects and maintain confidential information.
• Willingness to work long hours.
• Maintain professional image at all times.
• Must have an interest in basketball, as well as familiarity with basketball terminology and advanced statistics. Prior basketball experience is not required, but is a plus.
• Strong computer and analytical skills. Computer programming ability is a plus.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Willingness to work non-traditional hours (nights, weekends, etc.)

Education and/or Experience

Stipend available or
• Intern must receive college credit

• Possess a strong ability to manage one’s own time and prioritize tasks when given clearly defined goals and objectives
• Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when privy to sensitive information
• Strong teamwork skills and the ability to manage their own individual projects
• Be a flexible and reliable team player, both within own department and the company as a whole
• Have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
• Presents self in professional manner and has the ability to interact with all levels of organization and outside contacts.
• Dependability – consistently at work on time, follows instructions, responds to manager’s instructions.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Ability to work extended hours including nights, weekends, holidays.
• Ability to attend company events.

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