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Mid-Range Shots: Your Thoughts and Standards

Most of us have heard the noise; taking any shots besides layups or triples is inefficient.  On that issue, we likely fall into four main distinct categories: True Disciple – Has listened to the stat guys and then tested/charted the premise for one’s self and steadfastly insists that his players Read More

Reasonable Defensive Expectations – because there are no shutouts in basketball

Finishing up some current thinking on charting individual player defensive accountability, we’d like to share one more thought on how coaches can use postgame defensive charting to zero in fixable issues: In the sample defensive accountability spreadsheet we’ve used twice before, the team in question gave up 68 points and Read More


Using Efficiency Ratings in Greater Detail

In past posts we have discussed the concepts of OER (Offensive Efficiency Rating) and DER (Defensive Efficiency Rating) that have been around for at least 50 years. For the very few uninitiated, for OER one divides the number of points scored by the number of possessions for any time period- say a Read More