This was on 1500ESPN.com. It should make some of the advanced analytics guys happy. He was at Houston which is regularly cited as a team on the forefront of statistical analysis.
One of the few pieces of news to come out of Target Center during the lockout was the mutual agreement to part ways with assistant general manager Tony Ronzone in September after 16 months.
Ronzone was seen as a highly-touted international scout and was Kahn's right-hand man for the 2010 and 2011 drafts.
Kahn said the front office is thinner without Ronzone but that's by design. One aspect Kahn said they "added some muscle" to in their scouting department was statistical analysis.
Kahn said he believes they have always been on-par with the rest of the league in analyzing statistics but believes the changes will "put us a little ahead of the curve."
The man in charge of that department will be Adelman's son, R.J. Adelman, who has worked underneath his father as an assistant coach in Houston and also assisted in the team's advanced scouting department.
"R.J. Adelman is going to serve a role as, not only helping on the personnel side, but also will kind of manage all of our game preparations and then work directly with our coaching staff on that," Kahn said.
There will be at least three people reporting directly to R.J. Adelman in the new front office regime, including the video staff, the advanced scout and one other person in the staff whom Kahn didn't name.
"I think that having a unit of game preparation/player personnel preparation and a deeper analytical approach, but also not so analytic that it won't include the intuition part of the business as well and the character checks and all the other stuff that comes along with scouting, but I think that will help us," Kahn said.