Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis

Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis

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by Dean Oliver
     
 

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Get inside the numbers with an exceptional set of statistical rules and tools that help evaluate players, strategies, and teamwork. Former player, scout, and coach Dean Oliver investigates, dissects, and sometimes debunks a number of important basketball theories and myths. He also examines the differences between team leaders and role players, studies the best and…  See more details below

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Get inside the numbers with an exceptional set of statistical rules and tools that help evaluate players, strategies, and teamwork. Former player, scout, and coach Dean Oliver investigates, dissects, and sometimes debunks a number of important basketball theories and myths. He also examines the differences between team leaders and role players, studies the best and most unique players in NBA history, and offers new ways of looking at the game from both a coach's and fan's points of view. If it's in basketball, it's in Basketball on Paper.

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"At the risk of succumbing to hyperbole, Basketball on Paper is a revolutionary strike for statistical analysis of the game of basketball. . . . There has never been a basketball book quite like [it]."

"The must-read hoops numbers book."

"Statistics guru Dean Oliver . . . is to the NBA what Bill James is to baseball."

"Excellent writing. There are a lot of math guys who just rush from the numbers to the conclusion. . . . Dean is more that that; he's really struggling to understand the actual problem, rather than the statistical after-image of it. I learn a lot by reading him."

"Oliver's book provides an insightful framework for basketball. . . . This book is a unique and surprisingly practical addition to a coach's library."

"A revolutionary strike for statistical analysis of the game of basketball."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574886870
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Dean Oliver is a former basketball player, assistant coach, and collegiate scout, and has contributed to Basketball Digest. In 1996 he founded the Journal of Basketball Studies, an online compilation of basketball research, and contributes to the Association for Professional Basketball Research. Oliver currently provides statistical advice to the Seattle Supersonics and the public relations director of the WNBA. He lives in Oakland, California.

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