Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Grizzlies Statistical Analyst Aaron Barzilai (The Audio) and Chris Wallace (Audio)

On Tuesday I read an article on TrueHoop where Henry Abbott was asking questions of stat guru Wayne Winston.  LINK In the article, one of the questions was about coach of the year.  Here is what Winston said...

9. Coach of the year?

I think Lionel Hollins or Paul Westphal. Nobody thought these teams had a shot at playoffs, but they do now. Give Aaron [Aaron Barzilai, quantitative analyst for the Memphis Grizzlies and founder] some credit for Grizzlies’ great play!

I had not heard of Aaron previous to this interview but I wanted to get him on to talk about who he is, what he does, what he does for the Grizzlies, and advanced stats in the NBA.  He was on the show on Wednesday.  It is broken into two parts.  Aaron's website is

Aaron Barzilai on The Chris Vernon Show (1-6-10) part 1

Aaron Barziali on The Chris Vernon Show (1-6-10) part 2

After Aaron was on, Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace joined us on the show for his weekly segment and he spoke about advanced stats, Aaron, etc (Rondo story is interesting).  Below is that portion of the bit today.

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace on The Chris Vernon Show (1-6-10)