810 - Building a Professional Sports Franchise (Nashville Soccer)
Monday, March 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
USN - Room 1130
Instructor MIKE JACOBS of Nashville Major League Soccer leads this informative class in applying the “Moneyball” techniques (pioneered by Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane) to building a franchise in any sport. In basic terms, “Moneyball” utilizes a combination of data, resource allocation, and psychology to gauge optimum value for player acquisition and therefore, building a team. It is a way of thinking that can be applied to team-building in any profession. Appropriately, Mike will be in charge of roster construction for Music City’s new major league soccer club.