Unmasking the Forefathers of Advanced NBA Stats

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Unmasking the Forefathers of Advanced NBA Stats
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Advanced statistics and quantitative analytics have become an integral part of the NBA game. 

Teams have begun taking on stat aficionados, looking for any edge they can find. But it wasn't always that way.

Thanks to a few brilliant minds, analytics now exist in practically every NBA front office. Some of these guys went from being math nerds to NBA executives.

Now, they've opened the door for a whole new generation of number-crunching analysts with little-to-no basketball playing experience. 

These are the forefathers of advanced stats who've helped change the way NBA teams make franchise-building decisions. 




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