Basketball Analytics Intern – Sacramento Kings

School: Sacramento Kings
Position: Basketball Analytics Intern
Position Type: Internship
Organization: NBA
The Sacramento Kings seek a Basketball Analytics Intern who will contribute to the development of cutting-edge basketball analytics systems. The Basketball Analytics Intern will assist the Kings analytics group through the analysis and research of basketball information. The specific day-to-day responsibilities of this position will vary depending on the basketball calendar, but it requires a general knowledge of how to use objective data to answer basketball-related questions, with a strong preference for a candidate possessing an established foundation of statistical and database management skills. The position will require collaboration with the entire analytics group, including the VP of Strategy and Analytics.

Start Date: March 2019 –  August 2019 
Duration: 5 months/ Full-Time

  • Perform advanced statistical analysis on large datasets in order to assist in the decision-making of the Basketball Operations department.
  • Improve existing analytics resources and create new databases, models, and reports.
  • Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present those results in a concise, straightforward manner.
  • Provide administrative support and complete general intern duties as required.
  • Current enrollment in, or within 4 months graduation from, an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or related field required.
  • Familiarity with current state of freely available basketball research require
  • Knowledge of and experience working with basketball data strongly preferred.
  • Experience with R statistical software package require
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL strongly preferred.
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (i.e. Python) a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines, and relate to and communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds (programmers, analysts, outside data vendors, other front office members) required.
  • Knowledge of basketball analytics, and the NBA more broadly, is a plus.
  • Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours (as dictated by the basketball calendar) required.
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