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Carl Landry
Stat-conscious NBA switches to the (advanced) metric system
Stat-conscious NBA switches to the (advanced) metric system

Facing the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows in their office, Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang can catch a glimpse of Staples Center. To see the future of the NBA they only have to swivel their heads. Whiteboards inside their office are filled with algorithms in shades of red, blue and green. Programmers sit clustered around computers inputting lines of complex code. What resembles gibberish to anyone without a degree in computer science could help NBA teams find optimal ways to grab rebounds and defend pick and rolls through a proprietary software system developed by Maheswaran and Chang. The researchers from USC's Viterbi School of Engineering are the NBA's newest go-to...

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