Sloan sports analytics conference: Hang Up and Listen on the state of analytics, Larry Sanders quitting the NBA, and tennis match-fixing.

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March 2 2015 6:28 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Good News for People Who Love Stat News Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the state of sports analytics, Larry Sanders quitting the NBA, and tennis match-fixing.

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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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This episode is brought to you by The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, the new documentary series from HBO, airing Sundays at 8 p.m. only on HBO.

In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton to talk about the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and the state of stats in pro sports. They also discuss Larry Sanders’ struggle with depression and anxiety and his decision to leave the NBA and walk away from tens of millions of dollars. Finally, Ben Rothenberg joins the show to examine the scourge of match-fixing in tennis.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Peter Gojowczyks:

Mike’s Gojowczyk: How good was White Sox legend Minnie Minoso?

Stefan’s Gojowczyk: All hail the Somalian bandy team.

Josh’s Gojowczyk: Ultimate is catching on in India. (The uniforms are pretty snazzy.)

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the deaths of NBA players Anthony Mason, Jerome Kersey, and Earl Lloyd. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.