by SI.com at the biennial New England Symposium on Statistics and
Sports, Platinum Equity partner Robert Wentworth discussed Platinum’s
plans for the Pistons—acquired by Platinum Equity as a component of Palace Sports & Entertainment—and Platinum’s intent to incorporate advanced
statistics into the organization.
symposium, held at Harvard, covers statistical modeling and analysis of
sports data and attracts statisticians and quantitative analysts from
teams including NBA teams the Thunder, Mavericks, Celtics, and Rockets.
“We will really try to understand best practices and be forward-thinking as opposed to reactionary. Getting heavily into statistical analysis seems quite natural to us.”
the Pistons' presence at the math-heavy conference created a degree of
buzz, Platinum’s—and the Pistons'—interest in the conference’s
sophisticated statistical presentations is clearly to extend the tool
kit available for the team to work with.Full article and interview