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The Pistons Are Getting Smart

Article · September 28, 2011

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Interviewed 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.

The 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.

Although 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.

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