April 6, 2021
Panathinaikos OPAP Partners with Synergy Sports for Data Analytics and Automated Capture Technology to Aid Coaching and Player Development
As one of the elite basketball clubs of Europe, Panathinaikos OPAP’s coaching and management teams are always looking for an edge in their ability to build strategies, recruit players, scout opponents and ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of team practices.
It is with this in mind that the team has announced an extension and expansion of its partnership with Synergy Sports. The team has been successfully using Synergy’s coaching and data analytics services for a number of years, notably winning the past three championships in Greece. In total the club has won 39 league championships, 6 EuroLeague titles and 1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup.
A crucial component of the expanded partnership is that Synergy Sports’ Automated Capture System will be installed into the legendary “Nikos Galis” Olympic Indoor Hall. This will allow team practices to be effortlessly recorded and analyzed by the team’s coaching staff, with real time access to the video via iPads to allow for player interaction, and direct coaching instruction with video examples.
Synergy Sports CEO Mark Silver said of the partnership “At Synergy Sports we take great pride in the top teams and leagues around the world using our products and services. In European basketball, Panathinaikos OPAP is among the most storied teams, with an incredibly rich history and winning pedigree. Combining Synergy Sports’ data and analytics solution with our automated cameras provides a powerful toolset that the team’s coaching staff will have at their disposal.”
Synergy Sports Partnerships Director Alistair Kemp said “Having a team with the status of Panathinaikos OPAP not only extend their partnership but actually demonstrate their trust in our business by expanding the range of services we provide is an incredible endorsement for Synergy Sports.”
Panathinaikos OPAP Sports Director Nikos Pappas added “As part of our ongoing effort and commitment to improve the quality of practice and enrich our scouting toolset by adopting new, emerging technologies that apply in the day-to-day activities of our team, we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our collaboration with Synergy Sports. We are confident that these new innovative products and services that Synergy Sports offer to our coaching staff will meet their standards and will provide them with additional, pioneering ways to efficiently run their practice, game and scouting analysis activities.’’