Re: the top 4 finalists in the playoffs were teams that uses stats a lot
Just about every team uses a stats guy. Darryl Morey is probably the founder of it for basketball. Cuban uses his own stats guy: Roland Beech or Wayne Winston... can't remember which. One guy started 82games, the other wages of wins.
Kevin Pelton worked with the Sonics back in the early 2000s.... etc etc.