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  1. NBA: What Phil Jackson needs to know about his role

    Dean Oliver

    With Phil Jackson in a management role, Dean Oliver discusses some ways Jackson can be successful.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  2. NBA: Advice for Phil Jackson's coaching search

    Dean Oliver

    Dean Oliver discusses three things that should matter to Phil Jackson when it comes to picking a coach.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  3. Why LeBron shouldn't have passed to Bosh

    Dean Oliver

    In the closing seconds of Game 5 on Wednesday, LeBron James drove into the lane and elected to pass the ball to Chris Bosh for a corner 3-point attempt. JamesOver the last two days, there has been a debate about whether or not LeBron should've tak...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  4. NBA - How the analytics movement has evolved in the NBA

    Dean Oliver

    Dean Oliver, one of the pioneers of the NBA's analytics movement, offers an insightful overview of how numbers have changed the game and where they might be going.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  5. How Mavs' style swap beat the Heat

    Dean Oliver

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Dribble attacks like this were essential to the Mavericks' title. Right before the conference finals, I wrote about how the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat represented contrasting styles in how the game is pl...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  6. Miami Heat and their hired help

    Dean Oliver

    In 2008, the Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals by bringing in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to join Paul Pierce. By assembling a group of three future Hall of Famers, Boston became a model for this year's Miami Heat. Both teams were built from the outs...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  7. With Melo gone, good times in Denver

    Dean Oliver

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images The Nuggets' newfound esprit de corps has made them one of the NBA's most potent teams. This season's Melodrama, with its focus on one player, Carmelo Anthony, and how important he can be to any one team, has ironically ...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  8. Too much bouncing could get Heat bounced

    Dean Oliver

    The problem with the Miami Heat has been alternately described as struggling in crunch time and struggling against good teams. The struggles in close games make for good drama. The struggles against good teams make for significant worries in South Be...

    Blog | March 09, 2011