Snippet: Even with $100 Million Samsung Deal, NBA Still Relies on iPads ☇

Shared on November 20, 2013

Mark Gurman:

Just last month, the NBA signed a $100 million deal with Samsung to utilize tablets court-side for instant replays. Turn the clock forward to this month, and Bloomberg has an extensive video interview with a company called Sportstec. Sportec provides 28 out of 30 of the NBA teams with iPads equipped with special software to analyze players, shots, and spots on the court. The software is exclusive to iOS devices. Players and coaches on these teams are all given iPads to improve their performance.

Samsung-bashing aside, this software is pretty fascinating—although I wonder what software the Pacers are using, especially this season…

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