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  1. Memo to stat geeks

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has a few things he would like the big brains at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to work on....

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  2. Wayne Winston on coaching mistakes

    Henry Abbott

    He's the Indiana University professor who got young Mark Cuban interested in advanced analytics, a pioneer of adjusted plus/minus, and a man who says some coaching moves in these playoffs have been flat wrong....

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  3. The origin of "no layups"

    Henry Abbott

    Dean Oliver (pioneer of NBA advanced stats, author of the seminal book "Basketball on Paper," former member of the Nuggets brain trust and current Director of Production Analytics for ESPN Stats & Information) once had a website where he wrote ab...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: Elite teams own crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference had a lot of key takeaways: That Larry Sanders is a great defender, that optical tracking data is the bomb, that as important as being smart is getting your point across in an accessible way. Underrat...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  5. TrueHoop TV: Selling geekery to big shots

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference focused on the theme that the biggest challenge in geekery is not coming up with more and better research, but in convincing powerbrokers to change their ways. So we decided to try it. U.C. San D...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Analytics With Brian Kopp

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. Ingredients of success

    Henry Abbott

    It's time for the seventh annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston, which means close to 3,000 people will crowd into a convention center to discuss and learn about the latest and greatest in stat geekery. We will be covering it all ...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Evanz of Golden State of Mind has a fascinating report from the Sports Analytics Innovation Summit, including news of how the NBA oversees its referees and how NBA tickets will increasingly be priced like plane tickets. For instance, here's a report ...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  9. NBA Today: Justin Rao, geeks in crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Courtesy of Justin Rao A chart showing how much a point leads to a win, based on size of lead and time of game. At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, research scientist Justin Rao showed the chart above as part of a fascinating presentation...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  10. NBA Wildcats might go 0-66

    Henry Abbott

    I always like it when the old-school basketball wisdom and the new-school analytics are in perfect synchronicity. Stan Van Gundy scoffs at the notion the Kentucky Wildcats could beat an NBA team, saying: "I mean, people will say, 'Oh, Kentucky, yo...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  11. The future of stats is video

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Game footage is the best way to share the lessons of advanced metrics. Thoughts on the state of advanced analytics on the day all kinds of sports bigwigs converge on Boston for the sixth annual MIT Sloan Sports...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  12. NBA Today: Daryl Morey and Al Harrington

    Henry Abbott

    Kind of a hilarious day on the NBA Today podcast. Houston GM Daryl Morey tells us why he started the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference, why he thinks geeks are cool, muses about why the NBA might be so popular this season, and notes that a lot of...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  13. Optical tracking data, and the power of being open

    Henry Abbott

    Just about every year at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Sandy Weil is part of some of the most talked about research. Two years ago it was about the hot hand. A year ago it was about how not all blocked shots are created equally. This ...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  14. The Knicks could use a good geek

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Dahlin/NBAE/Getty Images The Knicks just cut Corey Brewer, one of the NBA's best defenders. In a couple of days a lot of NBA bigwigs (and ... smallwigs?) will head to Boston for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (site having trouble bec...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  15. Welcome Hoopdata

    Henry Abbott

    If you had some kind of crazy analytics, you could probably prove that the TrueHoop Network averages something 4.5 links to Hoopdata per day. This is a strong organic trend, and a sign that Hoopdata is useful. And what is it useful for? As it happ...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  16. Calling all stat geeks

    Henry Abbott

    The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will be in Boston March 4 and 5 this year (and they're boasting speakers like Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Cuban, Bill Simmons and Jeff Van Gundy). But the deadline to submit papers to the conference is in the n...

    Blog | September 30, 2010