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  1. ESPN Forecast: Sizing up the NBA's top coaches

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Which teams have the best coaches walking the sidelines? Here's what we found out in the first edition of our NBA front office rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  2. Stat Geek Smackdown: All hail the crowd!

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Every year, TrueHoop gathers a group of stat geeks grounded in the study of basketball analytics and advanced statistics. Over the past two years, we've included among the field a large panel of several dozen experts. The idea is to measure how the a...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  3. The 2013 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Kevin Arnovitz

    It's time to roll out the 2013 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. Let's introduce this year's contestants: Arturo Galletti is back again, representing the Wages of Wins school of basketball analytics. He's an electrical engineer by trade and and wo...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: Larry Sanders

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Larry Sanders is making quite the name for himself. In March, the Milwaukee Bucks center was the toast of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston, where stat geeks celebrated him as one of the NBA's best interior defenders. Sanders ran...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  5. TrueHoop TV: Neil Olshey

    Kevin Arnovitz

    We know most teams these days have analysts in house poring over data, but how do those stat heads work with team's execs? Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey discusses that, whether The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference has become...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  6. Is MIT Sloan now the majority party?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Courtesy of Samantha Yanofsky In a few short years, MIT Sloan has gone from "What's that?" to "Who's Who." Two years ago at the 2011 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, an NBA player agent was spotted roaming the halls of the Boston C...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  7. The virtues of taste in the MVP race

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prosepctus, in his case for Dwight Howard for MVP, captures a sentiment that's been gnawing at me as the argument over MVP has become more and more contentious over the past few weeks. Those who value advanced analytics ha...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  8. Sounding the whistle on referee analytics

    Kevin Arnovitz

    When Jon Wertheim was researching his new book, "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games are Won," someone associated with NBA officiating told him, "There's a code that when the game steps up, we step down." Cod...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  9. Tuesday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Paul DePodesta, one-time protegee to Oakland A's general manager and baseball analytics proponent Billy Beane, once described chemistry as a three-game winning streak. For many subscribers of advanced stats, chemistry has always been a bogeyman, an u...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  10. Basketball analytics: the users

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The basketball analytics panel is always one of the best-attended and most engaging panel of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Last year, the debate crackled when the panelists revisited the Jason Kidd-Devin Harris deal. This year, the parti...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  11. Bias in officiating

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In addition to the lively panels, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference features the presentation of research papers by up-and-coming thinkers in the field. Brian Robb of Celtics Hub attended one such presentation today, "Whistle Swallowing: Offi...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  12. What geeks don't get

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The marquee panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Saturday was titled, "What Geeks Don't Get: The Limits of Moneyball," moderated by Michael Lewis. There's little doubt that the analytics movement in sports has strong momentum, but ar...

    Blog | March 06, 2010