Benjamin C. Alamar founded the first journal dedicated to sports
statistics, the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in
Sports. He developed and teaches a class on sports analytics
for managers at the University of San Francisco and has published
numerous cutting-edge studies on strategy and player evaluation.
Today, he cochairs the sports statistics section of the
International Statistics Institute and consults with several
professional teams and businesses in sports analytics.
There isn't a better representative of this emerging field to
show diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their
decision-making strategies, especially as analytic tools grow
increasingly complex. Alamar provides a clear, easily digestible
survey of the practice and a detailed understanding of analytics'
vast possibilities. He explains how to evaluate different programs
and put them to use. Using concrete examples from professional
sports teams and case studies demonstrating the use and value of
analytics in the field, Alamar designs a roadmap for managers,
general managers, and other professionals as they build their own
programs and teach their approach to others.
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