NBA still using iPads to help coaches and players review game day footage


A recent Wall Street Journal report claimed Samsung has signed a lucrative deal with the NBA that would bring its TVs and tablet devices court side. People interpreted this to mean the iPad had lost favor among the professional basketball league, but that may not necessarily be the case.

A followup report from Bloomberg suggests the NBA is partnering with Sportstec to improve instant replays technology. Sportstech has created an app that allows coaches and players to quickly edit and review basketball game footage on iOS devices. The turn around time on these edits is fast, allowing coaches to review plays from the game during the half-time break. Players can use it to review their game performance and make changes for upcoming games. The technology is being used by 28 of the 30 NBA teams, the only holdouts are the Pacers and the Mavericks, which are owned by Mark Cuban.

You can read more about the technology on Sportec’s website and watch this Bloomberg video for a quick overview.

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