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March 2010

Sampling from Stumbling on Wins

Buying a book is like buying an album.  The decision is so much easier if you can sample some of the material first.   Well, FT Press (our publisher) is giving you such a chance.  Here are three articles taken from the material in Stumbling on Wins.  If you like these, …

Bloomberg Radio Today at 12pm MST

This afternoon I am once again scheduled to appear on The Hays Advantage on Bloomberg Radio.  Kathleen Hays and I will be discussing the NCAA tournament as well as Stumbling on Wins.   I am schedule to be on for an hour, starting at 12pm MST (2pm EST).  If you wish to …

The Final Four Winners

The impact a Final Four appearance has on a player’s draft position is one of the stories Henry Abbott highlighted in his very lengthy discussion of Stumbling on Wins (currently available – as I might have mentioned — at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and Borders.com).  Our book reports that a …

Could it Be a Magical Summer in Orlando?

Who is the second best team in the NBA in 2009-10?  If we focus on wins and losses, the NBA’s second best are the LA Lakers.  But efficiency differential – or offensive efficiency minus defensive efficiency – says it is the Orlando Magic.  With nearly 87% of the regular season …

The Record Setting Bobcats

Michael Jordan is the new owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.  For those unfamiliar with Bobcat history, this is a team that has never made the playoffs and never posted a winning record.  So this team is not exactly the jewel of the NBA.  But it does look like NBA life …