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Sports Analytics and Data Science: Winning the Game with Methods and Models by Thomas W. Miller

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9. Managing Finances

Billy: “I can’t compete against $120 million on a payroll with $38 million.”

Steve: “We’re not going to compete with these teams that have big budgets. We’re gonna work within the constraints that we have, and you’re gonna go out and do the best job that you can recruiting new players. We’re not going to pay $17 million for players.”

Billy: “I’m not asking you for 10, 20, 30 million dollars. I’m just asking for a little bit of help. Just get me a little bit closer, and I will get you that championship team. I mean, this is why I am here. This is why you hired me. And I gotta ask you what are we doing here . . . ”

Steve: “Billy, you know, I . . . ”

Billy: “. . . if it’s not to win a championship.”

Steve: “I want to win just ...

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