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Steep Grade Ahead: Coaches, Players and the Folly of Summative Assessment

Photo by Ed Uthman on Flickr

Grades. Basketball fans love to give them. We like to grade trades and drafts and a team’s offseason moves and the first half of a coach’s season and players after a game based on their contributions. We tick off the… Continue Reading

Death Sets a Thing Significant

Stan Van Gundy was a bracing presence at this year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Neither a naysayer like ex-Toronto Maple Leafs GM and human Pluggers comic Brian Burke nor a fanatic booster intent on pushing process over results, Van… Continue Reading