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Basketball Operations Analytics Assistant I with San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio · TX

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Overview:
The Basketball Operations Analytics Assistant is responsible for coordinating and integrating the field of analytics into the day-to-day functioning of Spurs basketball operations and both the San Antonio and Austin Spurs coaching staffs. Assist in the procurement, storage, and presentation of basketball-related data, both independently and under the direction of senior basketball analytics staff. As an advocate for analytics throughout the organization, provide an enthusiastic, process-driven, and innovative approach to promoting and developing the team’s analytical capabilities.
 
This position will work as a part of the Basketball Operations Analytics department for the 2021-22 season and will collaborate with the entire group, including the Director of Research & Development, Director of Data Science, Front End Developer, and Coaching Analytics Coordinator.  
 
In every position, each employee is expected to: demonstrate alignment with SS&E’s core values and mission, collaborate with internal/external family members and demonstrate ongoing development.

Responsibilities:
  • Leverage analytical skills and knowledge of advanced basketball statistics to interpret basketball needs and translate them into data processes.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with management, coaches, medical staff, and athletes.
  • Perform ad hoc data mining on large volumes of basketball-related data as requests arise, via SQL, Excel, or other statistical tools, independently and under the direction of senior analytics staff.
  • Develop and maintain the internal site using modern Javascript. Includes both developing new features and upgrading/optimizing old ones as the need occurs.
  • Contribute to the management and administration of a Microsoft SQL database server including periodic maintenance tasks, and ad hoc batch data entry/extracts on large volumes of basketball-related data as requests arise.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Strong analytical skills, including an understanding of how to interpret basketball needs and translate them into statistical analyses. 
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel (including PivotTables), Word, PowerPoint, and other computer skills. Working knowledge of SQL is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, with a robust attention to detail, both to checking and working with data, as well as visual presentation of deliverables and reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with and communicate with people from all departments and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations while still being attentive to the detail and excellent work product required.
  • Knowledge of advanced basketball statistics, and knowledge of common basketball analytical resources, both public and proprietary.
  • Familiarity with basic statistical analysis techniques (eg, regression/modeling, hypothesis testing, categorical data analysis) is a plus.
  • Experience with one modern Javascript framework (Angular 2+, React, Vue) is a plus.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive/confidential situations and information.
  • A working knowledge of the NBA, and the NBA rules & regulations, is required.
  • Stand/Sit/Walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.


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