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03-05-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Reign Nateo View Post
Red Sox are not an example of Moneyball. Yes, Epstein used a similar approach at times, but he had a huge payroll to work with. Neither are the Mavericks. Burke is right a lot here. Stats are pretty useless in hockey.

Originally Posted by TSN ARTICLE
Cuban has an interesting view because he's so involved as an owner. He talked, at times, about how organizational culture can lead to acceptance of advanced stats, but it certainly helps when, in the Dallas Mavericks' case, it's the team owner that is on board with using analytics to gain an edge. Cuban said that they were using advanced stats to evaluate NBA players when he took over the Mavericks in 2000.

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