“A Random Walk Through A Half-Dozen Careers” by Seth Partnow ‘99
Seth Partnow (Econ '99), one of the most well-respected voices in the NBA media on advanced analytics, will give a talk to faculty and students about his career trajectory (Econ grad, U of M Law School, consulting, basketball research Director for the Milwaukee Bucks, League Analyst for the NBA, basketball analytics for The Athletic, and more!).
A lunch conversation follows his talk in Willis 119.
Author and basketball researcher Seth Partnow covers the NBA and basketball analytics for The Athletic. He is the former Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks. His book, The MidRange Theory, dives into topics from shot selection to evaluating prospects to considering aesthetics and ethics while analyzing box scores.
Before joining the Bucks Seth was the lead writer and managing editor of The Nylon Calculus, a basketball analytics website. Seth previously worked as an educational consultant focusing on issues of cross-cultural communication and learning styles in Alaska. Though a very different context, this experience honed the skills needed to successfully navigate the often difficult divide between data science and statistics on one hand and sport-specific expertise on the other. Seth is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and has a B. A. in Economics from Carleton College where he played basketball and a J. D. from University of Minnesota.