MINNEAPOLIS So you've read my story about SportVU cameras in the NBA that posted today, right? RIGHT? Well, assuming you have, which you should, here's some more information about the platform the Timberwolves use along with the camera data.
When Matt Bollero, the basketball operations assistant who pitched the idea of SportVU to the Timberwolves, initially began talking with STATS LLC, he was interested in creating a scouting tool that would be a place where the team could access everything from camera data to scouting notes.
He called down to New Orleans, where the Saints had worked with STATS to create something they called I.C.E., which is short for Interactive Collaboration and Evaluation. They were the NFL's beta test for the platform, which they used to create virtual player cards for everyone in the draft for the first time in 2009. Each card contained analytics, medical reports, video and so much more.
Bollero discussed I.C.E. with the Saints and then proceeded to work wit...