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Lakers’ director of basketball analytics Jason Rosenfeld leaving organization for MLB

And somewhere, Byron Scott is smiling.

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The Los Angeles Lakers’ Director of Basketball Analytics Jason Rosenfeld will be stepping away from the organization for a position with the MLB after just one season with the team, according to Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus.

The Lakers hired Rosenfeld in October after Rosenfeld spent nearly four years with the league front office as their Director of Basketball Analytics. He also held the same position with the Charlotte Hornets for two years.

The Lakers didn’t start beefing up their basketball analytics department until late-2015, when they announced a handful of hires in that department. Since then, they have taken strides to catch up with rest of the league, but they still have a little ways to go.

Expect the team to announce a new head of the basketball analytics department, if not a team of people like most teams have already. The Lakers were one of four teams with a single-person analytics department last season, according to

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