Luke Bornn

Luke Bornn

Basketball Analytics Advisor

Luke Bornn is the Kings’ Vice President, Strategy and Analytics. Prior to joining the Kings, Bornn served as Head of Analytics for A.S. Roma of the Italian Serie A Football League, where he worked closely with managers, coaches and sports scientists to measure and evaluate athletes and performance. In addition to his work with soccer and basketball teams, the British Columbia native has previously held tenure-track professorships in Statistics at both Harvard University and Simon Fraser University.

In his role with Sacramento, Bornn employs expertise in data engineering and machine learning to empower basketball operations personnel with relevant information valuable in decision making processes regarding roster compilation, player evaluation and overall strategy. The material gleaned from Bornn’s data infrastructure will also assist the team’s training staff in analyzing information received via wearable technology.

In addition to his academic acumen and professorships at Harvard and Simon Fraser University, Bornn is a frequent contributor to the field of sports analytics, authoring research articles for the Journal for Quantitative Analysis in Sports, the Annals of Applied Statistics and the Journal of the American Statistical Association amongst others— providing insights on basketball related topics such as NCAA Tournament forecasting, predicting possession outcomes in NBA contests and the spatial anatomy of defensive success. Bornn is also a fixture at the renowned MIT Sloan Analytics Conference, co-authoring eleven papers sincesince 2014.


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