NBA to install player tracking at all team venues

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and STATS LLC have expanded their partnership to install STATS’ SportVU Player Tracking technology in every NBA arena beginning with the 2013/14 season.

The multi-year agreement will make the NBA the first major US professional sports league to quantify and analyse every movement of live game action throughout the entire season.

As the official player tracking partner of the NBA, STATS’ SportVU – a system of six cameras and STATS’ proprietary software – will be used by all 30 NBA teams during games to calibrate and measure the movements of all players and the ball on the court, providing a continuous stream of statistics based including speed, distance and ball possession.

The NBA Game Time app, NBA.com and NBA TV will use SportVU player tracking data.

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