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Brian Kopp ’98 played role in changing the NBA

SportVU, developed by Israeli scientists Gal Oz and Miky Tamir, uses high-resolution tracking cameras in the catwalks of NBA arenas to capture the precise movements of players thousands of times per minute. This technology changed the way basketball teams make decisions, basketball players are valued, and basketball fans understand the sport. It even changed the game itself.

 Stats LLC, a sports-data company based in Chicago, wanted to acquire their business; that is where Brian comes into the picture. An employee of Stats at the time, Brian aided in the acquisition of SportVU and the subsequent sale of the technology to the NBA.

 Read the full story at The Wall Street Journal