The big desi NBA 3.0? Vivek Ranadive talks about machine-learning software to pick players

Vivek Ranadive, 57, founder of software company Tibco, is credited with helping to revolutionise Wall Street trading in the 1990s. Having bought the Sacramento Kings in 2013, Ranadive has a sweeping plan for the National Basketball Association (NBA) as well. He’s been pushing for NBA 3.0, which aims to make basketball the premier sport of the century globally. He spoke to Arka Bhattacharya about his ideas for a franchise-based league in India, NBA 3.0 and the role of machine-learning software in helping to pick players. Excerpts from the interview.You’ve been reported as saying that you want to make basketball the No. 2 sport in the country. How do you plan to do that?I believe that basketball will be the premier sport of the 21st century. It can be played across…


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