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  1. Sam Hinkie officially introduced by Philadelphia 76ers as team pr...

    Sam Hinkie wants the 76ers to use the Moneyball-type of thinking popularized in baseball to build a championship team in Philadelphia.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  2. Hesse: The Houston problem

    Uli Hesse

    Uli Hesse wonders whether stats can one day be used to identify star players of the future.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    John Mitchell of The Philadelphia Inquirer: During the team's search for a new general manager, there was much talk of adding a guy experienced steeped in applying analytics (think baseball's Billy Beane and "Moneyball") to the front office. However,...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  4. NBA playoffs -- San Antonio Spurs success traces back to David Ro...

    J.A. Adande

    David Robinson's imprints can still be seen all over San Antonio's winning ways.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  5. Shane Battier's biggest pet peeve

    Tom Haberstroh

    Bill Baptist /NBAE/Getty Images Ten years ago, this jump-ball was probably not credited as a block for Shane Battier. But it is now. Ever since "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis wrote a New York Times feature in Feb. 2009 on Shane Battier called "Th...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  6. Is today's NBA like "Moneyball"?

    Henry Abbott

    When George Postolos saw the movie "Moneyball," which opened last Friday, he had some qualms. The former president of the Rockets noted that in portraying Brad Pitt's character, A's GM Billy Beane, as a man unilaterally changing baseball, the film...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  7. Page 2 Power Rankings -- "Moneygolf" Edition

    Greg Hardy

    Bill Haas' amazing golf weekend leads Page 2's Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2011
  8. The opposite of macho

    Henry Abbott

    At the MIT Sloan Sports Conference last month, I made a presentation about how bad decisions in sports skew macho, video of which is now online. If you read "Moneyball," the concept was not necessarily to use modern statistics to identify a partic...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  9. "The Extra 2%" and the NBA

    Joe Treutlein of Hoopdata

    In many ways, Michael Lewis' "Moneyball" revolutionized the way people see baseball, while kick starting the advanced analytics movement in other sports. "The Extra 2%" by Jonah Keri details the improbable success of the Tampa Bay Rays and will undou...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  10. Big Ben and 'Moneyball' in Page 2 Jeopardy!

    Cam Martin

    Welcome back to another addition of Page 2 Jeopardy!, the quiz that tests your knowledge of sports, pop culture and assorted trivia. Please remember to phrase your responses in the form of a question. (Correct questions at the end of the quiz.) 1. ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2010
  11. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2010

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 3 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  12. The robots are coming, and they're cranky

    Henry Abbott

    When the topic of Moneyball-style stat-geekery comes up, that's what people are scared of, I think: The automation of every damned thing. They're scared that if spreadsheets drive decisions, something important and human will be lost forever, to the ...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  13. 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
  14. Winning ways continue in close games for Dallas Mavericks

    Marc Stein

    It's a fact: No NBA team wins more close games than the Dallas Mavericks.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2009
  15. NBA Playoffs: Interview with Rockets GM Daryl Morey

    Jonah Keri

    Rockets GM Daryl Morey sheds some light on a new approach to running an NBA team in a Q & A session.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2009
  16. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2009

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 3 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2009