Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Science of Basketball

In which two of my great loves, basketball and statistical nerdery, are combined...

There are smart basketball coaches in the world, but when you hear a coach called a "genius" you can pretty safely assume the speaker hasn't really thought about his word choice. These days, however, actual scientists are getting into the business of figuring out sports. The results are often amazing, and this paper is one of the best examples I have seen yet.

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