Sports analytics is no longer the wave of the future. It is most assuredly here, however, as evidenced by the explosion in the growth and coverage of the annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at M.I.T. in Boston.
Down the crapper on purpose?
During the basketball analytics portion of the event, this weekend, former Toronto Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo made a revelation that wasn't all that stunning (although the actual admission of it might have been to some) -- his team attempted to tank games for better draft position in 2011-2012.
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