Ben Alamar is the Director of Sports Analytics at ESPN Inc. He has also worked as a Professor of Sport Management at Menlo College, sports analytics consultant, and researcher, and is the author of Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers. He has consulted with a variety of teams in the NFL and NBA, including five seasons with the OKC Thunder as well as with a variety of companies in sports analytics such as Krossover Intelligence Inc and StatDNA. He has published numerous research studies in sports analytics and has written for outlets such as AllthingsD, Analytics Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he founded the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, the first peer-reviewed academic journal for research in sports analytics.