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The Dontonio Wingcast Episode 022

Basketball Prospectus's Kevin Pelton and I are back with an episode of The Dontonio Wingcast that is near and dear to KP2's heart.  In this 65 minute episode taped this morning..

  • We review MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics conference. Who did we meet, what did we learn, what was different from expectations and what's next for the conference.
  • KP2 blasts off on the developing anti-Sloan backlash and I try to calm him down so that we can dissect the criticism to see if any of it has merit.
  • KP2 gives his thoughts on the Basketball Analytics panel that I wrote about earlier this week and, in the process, makes it clear he only skims my posts (if that). We look at the Blazers' role at the conference, what we learned about how they used stats on a day-to-day and year-to-year basis, how the Blazers coaching staff should react to the organization sending 8 employees to the conference and whether players (and their agents) should take a more active interest in what's being discussed at Sloan.  
  • We briefly talk about Tuesday's lackluster showing against the Kings and banter about tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors.
You can subscribe to our iTunes feed or stream/download the mp3 here: Download The Dontonio Wingcast 022The mp3 is 60 megabytes.

-- Ben Golliver | ( | Twitter

PS Good news for those of you that are all Sloaned out. (I wouldn't blame you.) This Wingcast should wrap up our SSAC talk.

PPS One name (of many surely) that we forgot to mention in the episode is Coup from Rip City Project. Coup rules.