Information technology is keeping pace with all the frantic action happening on the court in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In a game where play is fast and furious, the league is leveraging an array of technologies, including portable touch-screen computing, wireless sensing and quick-reacting statisticians to following the bouncing ball as its being played in 30 NBA arenas.
It’s all about accurately accounting for all the numbers as points scored, rebounds, assists and fouls are continually logged as it all happens.
It’s creating a veritable mountain of statistical information that’s being used by coaches, league officials and teams to assess player and team performance. The statistics are also offered up to fans that can’t seem to get enough of the number crunching action.