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Submission + - NBA teams employ statistics and multimedia

kwajwo writes: "The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/business/yourmon ey/29digi.html?_r=1&oref=slogin, has an article on the increasing use of detailed anaylsis of opposing players statistics, as a way for NBA teams to get edge. "In 2000, Mr. Barr and Nils B. Lahr, a former Microsoft engineer, started Synergy Sports Technology in Phoenix, to bring together for N.B.A. coaches fine-grained statistics matched with associated video clips. Want to stop Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks? Synergy's system has recorded every offensive step Mr. Nowitzki has made since he joined the league in 1998.""

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