Tag: advanced statistics

Charting Broken Plays – A Teaching Tool

A sneaky good way to further separate oneself from the pack is recognizing, understanding and appreciating the significant number of plays a game fall into the category of “broken plays” and then imparting this knowledge on to one’s players. Defining a broken play isn’t exactly easy and will vary somewhat Read More

Player Efficiency Ratings(PER) – The “True Value” of a Player

Back in the prehistoric days of coaching basketball, most player evaluations were done by the eye test. One would have been hard pressed to find a coach who couldn’t rank his players 1-15 overall, or for that matter, in any specific phase of the game (defense, for instance) and they Read More

Overlooked and Forgotten Space and Time Concepts

In a past article, “Space and Pace: A Modern Perspective”, we promised some further thoughts on the simple notions of time and space in basketball. Before we do, I’d like to remind readers who are old enough to remember and enlighten those who aren’t that there have been some very Read More

LineUp Analysis – Finding Your Best Defensive and Offensive Group

In a past blog post we discussed Advanced Lineup Analysis using Scoring Differential, in this post we are going to go one step further and find our best offensive and defensive lineups. To find our most efficient lineups we need to break down the points allowed, the points scored for Read More

Sleep is a Weapon for Athletes

“Sleep is a weapon!” Jason Bourne via Robert Ludlum Early in the season one of our Athletic Trainers passed along an interesting infographic shared by a friend that is a Sleep Doctor. The infographic visualized the drastic improvement in efficiency in Andre Iguodala’s game when he slept more than 8 Read More