Data Brew
Season 4, Episode 2

NBA Analytics

Alexander Powell chronicles the evolution of sports analytics and how professional sports teams use data as a competitive advantage.

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Alexander Powell

Alexander Powell is the Head of Quantitative Analysis & Development for the Charlotte Hornets. There he manages data science, data engineering, and software development in assistance of providing insights to help the team surrounding trades, free agency, and the NBA Draft. Previously, he graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Mathematics and has a Masters in Data Science from Northwestern.

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Welcome to Data Brew by Databricks with Denny and Brooke. This series allows us to explore various topics in the data and AI community, whether we’re talking about data engineering or data science. We will interview subject matter experts that are deeper into these topics. In this season, we’re going to focus on connected health and how data and AI augment and improve our daily health. And while we’re at it, we’re going to enjoy our morning brew. My name is Denny Lee, I’m a developer advocate at Databricks, so one half of Data Brew.

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