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Basketball on paper [electronic resource] : rules and tools for performance analysis / Dean Oliver.

By: Oliver, Dean, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, Inc., c2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 376 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781597973311 (electronic bk.); 1597973319 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Basketball -- United States -- Statistical methods | SPORTS & RECREATION / BasketballGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Basketball on paper.DDC classification: 796.323/02/1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
How to read this book -- Watching a game : offensive score sheets -- The best offenses and defenses (and some of the worst, too) -- Reserve your playoff tickets now! We won three in a row! -- Teamwork -- Rebounding myths and roles -- The significance of Derrick Coleman's insignificance -- Amos Tversky's basketball legacy -- The power of parity -- Teamwork 2 : a game of ultimatums -- Basketball's bell curve -- The effect of bad referees and other short stories -- Teamwork 3 : distributing credit among cooperating players -- Individual floor percentages and offensive ratings -- The Holy Grail of player ratings -- Insight on a boxscore -- Individual defensive ratings -- Should I firebomb Billy Donovan's house? -- The problem with scorers -- Individual win-loss records -- Player evaluation files : the great ones -- Player evaluation files : freaks, specialists, and women -- Basic tools to evaluate a team -- Weather forecasts -- Calculation of individual offensive ratings and floor percentages -- Individual floor percentages and offensive ratings for history's great offenses -- Individual defensive formulas -- Team statistic hisstorical regression.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-370) and index.

How to read this book -- Watching a game : offensive score sheets -- The best offenses and defenses (and some of the worst, too) -- Reserve your playoff tickets now! We won three in a row! -- Teamwork -- Rebounding myths and roles -- The significance of Derrick Coleman's insignificance -- Amos Tversky's basketball legacy -- The power of parity -- Teamwork 2 : a game of ultimatums -- Basketball's bell curve -- The effect of bad referees and other short stories -- Teamwork 3 : distributing credit among cooperating players -- Individual floor percentages and offensive ratings -- The Holy Grail of player ratings -- Insight on a boxscore -- Individual defensive ratings -- Should I firebomb Billy Donovan's house? -- The problem with scorers -- Individual win-loss records -- Player evaluation files : the great ones -- Player evaluation files : freaks, specialists, and women -- Basic tools to evaluate a team -- Weather forecasts -- Calculation of individual offensive ratings and floor percentages -- Individual floor percentages and offensive ratings for history's great offenses -- Individual defensive formulas -- Team statistic hisstorical regression.

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Basketball on paper by Oliver, Dean, ©2004
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