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  1. Adam Silver talks to Malcolm Gladwell about tanking

    Aaron McGuire and Timothy Varner

    Today's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference featured a one-on-one interview of Adam Silver (AS) conducted by Malcolm Gladwell (MG). In their wide-ranging discussion, Gladwell asked Silver about the problem of tanking in the NBA. What follows is a t...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  2. All you know about basketball is wrong

    Timothy Varner

    The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) is an annual pilgrimage for the most brilliant minds in professional sports. SSAC is challenging: The conference forces us to look at the sports we think we understand through new perspectives. And so, a f...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  3. Overheard at Sloan, 2014 edition

    Timothy Varner

    Did they really say that? "We doctored the numbers all the time." -- Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, on his time as an agent. He and his agents would selectively present info to make their free agent look most appealing to NBA suitors. "When...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  4. Hot Button: Thibs or Pops for Coach of the Year?

    Nick Friedell and Timothy Varner debate who is more worthy for the Coach of the Year award, Tom Thibodeau or Gregg Popovich. Click here to vote....

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  5. MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference bullets

    Timothy Varner, 48 Minutes of Hell

    Beckley Mason of Hoopspeak discusses the place of brain mapping in the future of scouting: "There is an obvious and exciting potential for brain mapping to have a major impact on how we judge and develop talent at the NBA level. In training, coaches ...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  6. PodKast: On the post All-Star run, Matt Barnes, LBJ's Twitter pro...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    While our primary goal ahead of Sunday's game with the Spurs is to get you ready for Sunday's game against the Spurs -- something we hoped to accomplish with our conversation with Timothy Varner and Andrew McNeill of TrueHoop's --...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  7. Mark Cuban hopes to lose, and lose badly, someday

    Timothy Varner, 48 Minutes of Hell

    Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the various MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference panels is how frequently they give rise to, one would hope, a future paper or panel. Earlier this week I wondered if quants had numbers to determine the meri...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  8. Is sports franchise ownership a hobby for the rich?

    Timothy Varner, 48 Minutes of Hell

    Graydon Gordian just posted a round up of the Sports and Labor relations panel from this morning. I'll leave it to you to follow the link and soak in his impressions. One question regarding this discussion of how to grow the league and make it mo...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  9. Lakers at Spurs: What to watch with Timothy Varner, 48 Minutes of...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As the saying goes, the first step in extricating oneself from a hole is to stop digging. This is the task facing the Lakers, loyally lugging shovels through the first 30 games of the '09-'10 season, tonight in San Antonio. Already five games back...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  10. Monday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Heat drop behind the Hornets in John Hollinger's most recent Power Rankings. LeBron James, Avon Barksdale and Rodney King all in one place. Timothy Varner and Jesse Blanchard of 48 Minutes of Hell examine the various personae of LeBron James. W...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  11. Saturday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Spurs have been opting for a lot of small-ball lineups this season, to mixed results. Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell is "surprised to see that small ball treats San Antonio well, and more often than people want to admit," but also wonders w...

    Blog | January 23, 2010
  12. Live chat: San Antonio Spurs

    Talk with and the TrueHoop Network about the San Antonio Spurs

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz What's the secret to the Spurs' success -- apart from good lottery fortune? Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell says it's the appreciation of human limitations. With Linas Kleiza headed over to Greece, ...

    Blog | August 13, 2009
  14. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell. I'm always more sympathetic to players who test positive for PEDs when the phrase "over the counter" is part of the story. If a substance is readily available to your local high sc...

    Blog | August 07, 2009
  15. Jermaine Taylor Makes Good

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell. Woody Allen likes to tell a joke. A mother and the local priest go to see her son's boxing match. Through the opening rounds the mother is horrified to see her son get clobbered by his opponent, a m...

    Blog | August 07, 2009
  16. 48 Minutes of Hell on Richard Jefferson

    Henry Abbott

    Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell watches the Spurs like hawks watch field mice (as in, not casually, and with very good eyes). He weighs in on the news the Spurs have agreed in principle to acquire Richard Jefferson from the Bucks for Bruce Bowen...

    Blog | June 23, 2009