The NBA season is upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited! A big part of my lifelong basketball obsession has been seeing how players with widely different skill-sets and personalities can still come together to become an effective team. At the risk of sounding self indulgent, it really does remind me of the different roles on the engineering team in a tech company. Just like on a great basketball team, a great technical team should have a mix of “All Stars”, “glue guys”, “specialists”, and other roles needed to accomplish the goal. Here’s a list of six typical technical jobs and the NBA baller(s) most similar to their job role.