Imagine if your career involved making 6,000 split-second decisions every night, with millions of people judging your performance. Imagine if those decisions were further recorded, compiled, and analyzed to detect areas for improvement. Sound like a fun job? That’s how it goes for NBA referees. Join Steven Angel, the National Basketball Association’s SVP of Referee Operations and Analytics, as he explains how the league uses analytics to monitor and improve referee performance, describes the factors that influence fan perception of referee performance, and shares some common beliefs about referees that can be proven false (and sometimes true!) with data.
Sunday, September 7, 2014 6:30 pm through 7:30 pm