A really interesting article I came across on Yahoo yesterday, regarding basketball coaches being replaced by computers.  It's a quick read and well worth it.  Tarek Kamil of 94Fifty Technology is the promoter and makes some really cool points.  Included he says:

A coach can tell me that [a player] needs to work on his left hand," Kamil said. "[But] we can tell you that his right hand is 14 percent more dominant than his left.
He goes on to talk about a variety of things- which plays are most successful, etc.  Kamil says he expects teams to consult computer technology within the next 20 seasons.

Based on all the advanced statistics that guys like Sam Presti of the Thunder and Darrel Morey of the Rockets swear by, I suppose this was inevitable.

Regardless of what happens, I still don't see Adrian Dantley getting a head coaching job anytime soon.

tb727 3/08/2011 06:54:00 PM Edit
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  1. Are you shitting me? I have to get subjugated to this crap? Will coaches be replaced by machines?

    Here's an idea: all of the writers on this site, and you know who you are, can they be replaced by machines?

    You're an idiot TB and I feel dumber for wasting my precious time by reading this tomfoolery.

  2. Jenda says:

    I think computers are used today to keep stats and unless someone comes up with a way to make PC personality like an AI so advanced it wouldn't be distinguishable from a living person that isn't really going to change. That is if you don't want to have all the teams coached by the likes of Erik Spoelstra and Vinny Del Negro. Seriously if Pat Riley doesn't fire Spoelstra, he might engage me as their starting center. I have better midrange game than Joel Anthony and I can hold my tears for a really long time.

  3. tb727 says:

    LMAO Jenda

    Jenda Hrbek >>>> Joel Anthony

    Fuck off Norman

  4. Tim says:

    I would like computer refs so championships are won the right way.........

  5. tb727 says:

    That's a great point Tim. Reminds me of baseball talking about phasing out the homeplate umpires to have a universal strikezone.

    If you think of it, there's computers that check people out from the supermarket, ATM's that people use to get cash from the bank- I suppose it's not that far of a reach.

  6. Jenda says:

    PC refs would be a bad call I think. It would take away from the game if there was no doubt about the calls.

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