Pro Gambler Haralabos Voulgaris Hired by Dallas Mavericks

Haralabos Voulgaris has such a deep insight into the NBA that he’s made millions of dollars by betting on it. The Dallas Mavericks have apparently taken notice, because they’ve hired him to serve as their head of Quantitative Research and Development. According to ESPN reporters Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski, Voulgaris will mainly be dealing […]

Haralabos Voulgaris has such a deep insight into the NBA that he’s made millions of dollars by betting on it. The Dallas Mavericks have apparently taken notice, because they’ve hired him to serve as their head of Quantitative Research and Development.

According to ESPN reporters Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski, Voulgaris will mainly be dealing with data in his new position:

“In part, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is expected to utilize Voulgaris as a strategic thinker who will help examine on-court strategy in big-picture ways.”

Bob Voulgaris Can Use His NBA Knowledge to Help the Mavs Win

Haralabos, or “H-Bob” as he’s known, has been making NBA bets for years. A 2013 ESPN piece detailed one cutting edge strategy that he developed in order to win big:

“Each half, of course, is its own discrete period of play, and the fourth quarters of close games can end in elongated foul-clogged stretches of free throws, timeouts, fast play and, hence, a burst of scoring.

“But incredibly, bookmakers at the time didn’t account for this fact; they simply arrived at a total for the full game and cut that figure roughly down the middle, assigning some 50 percent of the points to the first half and 50 percent to the second.”

Now, however, Voulgaris isn’t simply using his basketball knowledge to win bets. He’ll also be using it to help Dallas win more games this season and beyond.

Mavericks Could Really Use a Boost

The Dallas Mavericks have not had a great run the past two years. They’ve gone 57-107 over this span and have finished towards the bottom of the Western Conference both times.

Owner Mark Cuban is embracing big data now in an effort to move his team back towards the top of the conference. Voulgaris, who’s spent countless hours analyzing players and team tendencies, should definitely be of help here.

 

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