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  1. Phil Jackson doesn't know everything

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson is the Winston Churchill of the NBA. He won the biggest wars with a combination of old-school toughness and new-school guile. Victory in hand, the dominant equation for both became: Big mouth + bigger ego = the verbal victory lap. Any...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  2. Rest up

    Henry Abbott

    We're talking about rest, in two parts. First up: In a weird case of seat-switching, David Thorpe interviews Henry Abbott about what NBA teams are doing to prevent injuries. Next: Sports Scientist Michael Regan of Catapult Sports explains h...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. The three dimensions of rebounding

    Henry Abbott

    Researcher Rajiv Maheswaran of USC and Second Spectrum shows that getting the ball is about different skills -- positioning, movement, hands -- working in concert....

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The hot hand

    Henry Abbott

    Harvard researchers find a new approach to an old fallacy....

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. TrueHoop TV: Back on D, or crash?

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | March 06, 2013
  9. 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
  10. TrueHoop TV: Analytics With Brian Kopp

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | March 01, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. TrueHoop TV: Jeff Van Gundy

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | March 05, 2012
  14. TrueHoop TV: Wilbon at Sloan

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | March 03, 2012
  15. TrueHoop TV: Sloan, Day 2

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | March 03, 2012
  16. TrueHoop TV: Bobcats GM Rich Cho

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | March 03, 2012