I want to give a plug for STATS LLC, which is building a data science team and has several openings for data scientist positions. For those who don't know, STATS is sports data company that provides the tracking data for the National Basketball Association, amongst other sports and leagues. STATS also recently acquired Prozone, which provides tracking data for many professional soccer leagues around the world. Sports analytics is definitely entering an exciting phase due to the rapid growth of new data sources that offer far greater granularity than was possible before. See, e.g., these papers that analyze tracking data provided by STATS and Prozone.
Patrick Lucey is the new Director of Data Science. I previously worked with Patrick at Disney Research, and I can vouch for him being a great collaborator with lots of fantastic ideas and unbounded enthusiasm for sports analytics research.