Category: Analytics

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Lineup Analysis – How effective are your different lineup combinations?

Substitution patterns can and do vary immensely from coach to coach and not only can they vary from season to season, but they can also vary from game to game. Up until recently, almost all coaches subbed by “feel”. However, in the recent trend toward metrics, there is a growing Read More

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Blocks and Steals: Track the Unsuccessful Attempts Too

My recent article Increase Your Competitive Edge: Reduce Fouls and Turnovers correlated the number of successful 2014-2015 NCAA teams who had both low turnover and fouls per game rates. Today, I want to discuss the correlation of low team fouls and both low team blocks and steals. The NCAA doesn’t track Read More

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Offensive and Defensive Efficiency: Narrow the focus for your players.

Coaches have been charting OER (Offensive Efficiency Rating) and DER (Defensive Efficiency Rating) since at least the early 1970’s. And really, it’s not a big deal, in and of itself because it’s only dividing the number of points scored-OER (or given up -for DER) by the number of possessions. So, Read More