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April 2010

Some Cavalier Questions and Answers

The best team in the NBA this season has been the Cleveland Cavaliers.  And yet I have not written about this team since last December.  So let me remedy this oversight by answering some questions about the Cavaliers (this is a trick I have seen writers use which essentially requires …

Dennis Johnson in the Hall of Fame?

ESPN.com is reporting that Dennis Johnson has been elected to the Hall of Fame.   This selection — as discussed below — seems to be somewhat questionable. Let’s begin with a model of Hall of Fame voting.  Justin Kubatko – at Basketball-Reference.com – reports a model of Hall of Fame voting that …

The Wheel of Fortune Turns on Don Nelson

Lenny Wilkens leads all NBA coaches in league history with 1,332 career regular season victories (vs. 1155 losses for a 0.536 career winning percentage).  Don Nelson’s career record, though, currently stands at 1330-1060 (a 0.556 career winning percentage).  So with just three more wins, Nelson will assume the top spot …