If you were the president of a 7-59 NBA team you'd think that it was time to do things differently. That is exactly what the Charlotte Bobcats did when they hired new general manager Rich Cho.
MLB is famous for it's use of advanced statistics, primarily among the Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR) and those who follow them that are affectionately called SABR-nerds. Cho is a new type of SABR-nerd, but making the B stand for basketball instead of baseball.
Cho told the Bobcats they need to leverate technology more and from scratch built a database scouting system which contains more then 50,000 web pages.
The technology works smarter so scounts don't have to work harder. It mines statistical data that automatically populates reports so scouts can focus on evaluating data instead of researching and inputting data. The system doesn't just look at stats, but also player background and salary information.
You can learn more about the Cho and his scouting database at the Charlotte Observer.
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