PER Diem: March 9, 2009

John Hollinger looks back on the discussions and debate from the MIT sports conference

Updated: March 9, 2009, 3:25 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- I've argued about trades with people before, but this weekend marked the first time I argued with the person that made the trade.

The vast majority of the game's numerical analysts and a great many other interested parties converged on Beantown this weekend for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, or as it's known more colloquially in a name coined by our Bill Simmons, "Dorkapalooza."

The event, arranged by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and the ...

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