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  1. Ravens ready to play 'Moneyball'

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens already had a brush with Hollywood with The Blind Side, which documented the life of offensive tackle Michael Oher. Now, Baltimore is taking a cue from Moneyball, the baseball movie about how the Oakland A's won by using sophisti...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  2. HoopIdea: An entirely different NBA season

    Sandy Weil

    Sandy Weil is the Director of Analytics at Sportsmetricians Consulting, the researcher behind groundbreaking hot hand research and a repeat contributor to HoopIdea. Let's face it: the middle of the NBA season can be a dull time. But it could be...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  3. Fix Tanking: A logical lottery

    Sandy Weil

    Chart by Sandy Weil Current lottery odds give a huge benefit to being the worst team in the NBA. It is universally acknowledged that there is something odd about teams being rewarded for playing badly, as we have discussed when HoopIdea first addre...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  4. 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
  5. The "Data Holy Grail"

    Brett Hainline, Queen City Hoops

    I sat down for Sandy Weil's presentation with some trepidation -- when I was at Sloan two years ago, Sandy was one half of the pair that presented the findings behind "Debunked: The Myth of the Hot Hand." Even though I consider myself an analytic guy...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  6. The value of a blocked shot

    Henry Abbott

    On the NBA Playbook, Sebastian Pruiti describes a presentation by John Huizinga and Sandy Weil, who made a big impression at this conference last year with their paper which strongly questioned the existence of the hot hand. TrueHoop at MIT Sloa...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  7. John Townsend's Hot Summer

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Henry has delved into the work of John Huizinga and Sandy Weil with great detail. To review, Huizinga and Weil explored whether there's any validity to the conceit that a shooter can "get hot." Through extensive...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  8. 25 Things I Learned at MIT

    Last Saturday I filled most of a notebook with thoughts from the MIT Sloan Sports Business Conference. It's all good fodder for TrueHoop. Pieces have made their way onto TrueHoop. More to come. But it has been a busy week ever since (there is no r...

    Blog | March 13, 2009
  9. John Hollinger's Insider Gems: March 10, 2009

    John Hollinger

    John Hollinger offers his thoughts on Dwyane Wade, the Lakers and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2009