The sporting world was revolutionized not too long ago with the rise of data in the Moneyball era. Now, a second revolution could be in the not-so-distant future.
Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics owner Ted Leonsis praised the emphasis that his teams have placed on advanced statistics and emphasized the growing role of virtual reality for athletic training in a CNBC "Closing Bell" interview Thursday.
"From what I've seen there is nothing that will drive productivity in training in a bigger and better way than VR," he said, adding that the majority of his expenses as an owner were in his players and their development.
"To take young people and give them complex sets of information and role playing and to be able to put them into the game or put them into that situation is going to drive productivity increases in sports."