The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has hired Dwight Lutz and Nick Restifo as Basketball Operations Analysts.
Lutz comes to the Wolves after spending the past four years with the National Basketball Association (NBA) as Senior Manager, Game Analytics and Strategy. Prior to his time with the NBA, Lutz served as a Statistical Analyst for Harris Connect, LLC. Lutz also spent time as a Teaching Assistant and Instructor, as well as a Statistical Consultant, at the University of Florida, where he received his Master’s Degree in Statistics. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Trinity University in San Antonio. Lutz also played four years on the men’s basketball team at Trinity.
Restifo joins the Wolves after serving one and a half years as an Associate Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics at Darden Restaurants. Restifo also spent time as a contributing writer for NylonCalculus.com and as a Basketball Analytics Coordinator at the University of New Haven where he developed, managed, and analyzed statistics for the men’s basketball team. Restifo’s basketball experience also includes time as an advance scout for the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League and remote consulting for other college programs. Restifo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Connecticut before moving onto Central Connecticut State University where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Data Mining.