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  1. Lessons from Sloan

    Henry Abbott

    Henry Abbott and Amin Elhassan recap fashion, conference demographics, strange names and admitting when you messed up at last weekend's Sloan Conference in Boston....

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  2. Lessons from the Winter Forecast

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat will have to turn it on to get back to title form, and looking at the battle for West playoff spots, David Thorpe reminds us not to sleep on the Timberwolves....

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. The incredible value of tough shooters

    Henry Abbott

    Brett Brown was an assistant for the Spurs dynasty, and says a key lesson that he has brought with him to Philadelphia is the importance of getting tough, gritty competitors ... who can shoot....

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  4. Hard lessons in basketball politics

    Henry Abbott

    Almost exactly three years ago Orien Greene was featured on TrueHoop. He's a fringe NBA guard who made an impression on some NBA coaches not with his resume or reputation, but his doggedness, strength, size and handle when it was time to play. "I was...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. Phil on new basketball common sense

    Henry Abbott

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Phil Jackson's coach, Red Holzman, preached lessons that sync with today's stat geekery. Praise be, in this confusing new world of basketball evidence, to those few special hoops topics with clarity. Talk to the...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Lessons of Game 1

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat squeak through Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Pacers thanks to weird tactical stuff including the crunch time benching of Roy Hibbert. ESPN's Tom Haberstroh and Israel Gutierrez discuss the lessons of the opener, and nam...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  7. TrueHoop TV: Thorpe goes big

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe went above and beyond for this one: Why it misses the point to say the Nuggets don't have an All-Star. The trick, for Derrick Rose, to preparing mentally to re-take the court. The real lesson of DeAndre Jordan's dunk. Seinfeld ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  8. Lillard lessons

    Henry Abbott

    Blazer rookie Damian Lillard drained a 3, with the final seconds ticking off the clock, for the win. About six weeks into his NBA career Lillard's on video doing something most NBA players never do. Just like that he is a made man in the NBA's cru...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  9. The gaps in NBA drug testing

    Henry Abbott

    Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images The investigation into Lance Armstrong comes with hard lessons for major leagues like the NBA. The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency, David Howman, recently singled out the NBA for "gaps" in its anti-dopi...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  10. TrueHoop TV: NBA lessons from Nate Silver's election predictions

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | November 07, 2012
  11. Jordan Crawford and his "steez"

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog asked Jordan Crawford why he wears sunglasses in the locker room after games. Crawford said it was just part of his "steez." Steinberg did not know this word. After getting a lesson in '90s music, he asked ju...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Twitter mocks David Stern

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern has a tendency to be mocking, derogatory and flippant. Fizziolo.gy has analyzed how people have been talking about the little guy with the big mouth on Twitter. It turns out they have learned his lessons well. The research outfit fi...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  14. The lessons of Jeffrey Kessler

    Henry Abbott

    Attorney Jeffrey Kessler is the big name in sports labor legal circles, and the pioneer of the antitrust litigation that has had industry-changing results in football. He represents the National Basketball Players Association at the moment, which ...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  15. TrueHoop TV: Lessons from Game 2

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | June 04, 2011
  16. Collective bargaining, now with urgency

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern is talking about collective bargaining again, and is taking lessons from football. The Associated Press reports: Stern believes football's labor situation, which he called a "mess," was worsened by a lack of urgency to get a deal done we...

    Blog | April 21, 2011