We are looking for Basketball Analytics Assistant I to join our family!

The Basketball Analytics Assistant is responsible for coordinating and integrating the field of analytics into the day-to-day functioning of Spurs basketball operations and both the San Antonio and Austin Spurs coaching staffs. Assist in the procurement, storage, and presentation of basketball-related data, both independently and under the direction of senior basketball analytics staff. As an advocate for analytics throughout the organization, provide an enthusiastic, process-driven, and innovative approach to promoting and developing the team’s analytical capabilities.

This position will work as a part of the Basketball Operations Analytics department for the 2023-24 season and will collaborate with the entire group, including the Director of Research & Development, Director of Data Science, Front End Developer, and Manager Basketball Analytics.

Does this sound like a fit? If so, we want to hear from you!

In every position, each employee is expected to: Demonstrate Alignment with SS&E’s Core Values and Mission, Collaborate with Internal/External Family Members and Demonstrate Ongoing Development.


  1. Leverage analytical skills and knowledge of advanced basketball statistics to interpret basketball needs and translate them into data processes.

  2. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with management, coaches, medical staff, and athletes.

  3. Perform ad hoc data mining on large volumes of basketball-related data as requests arise, both independently and under the direction of senior analytics staff.

  4. Contribute to the management and administration of a SQL database server including periodic maintenance tasks, and ad hoc batch data entry/extracts on large volumes of basketball-related data as requests arise.

  5. Develop and maintain the internal site using modern Javascript. Includes both developing new features and upgrading/optimizing old ones as the need occurs.

  6. Other related duties as assigned.


  • A proven passion for basketball and the NBA with a deep understanding of NBA rules and regulations. Knowledge of advanced basketball statistics and resources, both public and proprietary is required.

  • Exceptional analytical skills, including an understanding of how to interpret basketball questions and translate them into meaningful insights and reports.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills in high pressure situations. Must have a robust attention to detail, both to checking and working with data, as well as visual presentation of deliverables and reports.

  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive/confidential situations and information. Additionally, the ability to work with and communicate with people from all departments and at all levels of the organization.

  • Stand, sit, or walk for long periods of time and the ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with basic statistical analysis techniques (e.g., regression/modeling, hypothesis testing, machine learning)

  • An applied understanding of SQL querying and management

  • Basic command of a programming language (R or Python preferred) for data manipulation and visualization

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, advanced Excel features

  • Experience with a modern Javascript framework (Vue, React)

EEO Statement

SS&E is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nothing contained in this job description is intended to be a contract of employment, nor does any information contained herein represent a guarantee of employment for a specific duration. Your employment with SS&E is “at will”, which means that either you or SS&E may terminate the relationship at any time.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.