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NCAA and NIT Analysis from Erich Doerr

Erich Doerr’s Instant Analysis of the 2009 NCAA Tournament has proven to be quite popular.  It has been so popular that Erich has had trouble accommodating the page views.  Consequently Erich has asked that I host the tables.  So for those who had trouble accessing Erich’s tables, please see the …

Erich Doerr Gets it Right!!!

Before the NCAA tournament began, Erich Doerr – a WoW Journal reader (and occasional contributor) – posted the results of his Monte Carlo simulation of the tournament.  An Instant Analysis of the NCAA Tournament The above column included the following paragraphs: Now that the seeds have been given, what are the …

Can Toronto Overcome the Loss of Chris Bosh?

Devin Dignam grew up in small town about 45 minutes north-west of Toronto, before moving to Ottawa (you know, the capital of Canada?), where he completed a B.Sc in Human Kinetics and a B.Ed. Devin is getting tired of tolerating the constant hockey coverage in Canada, and wishes for Canada’s …

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 …

An Instant Analysis of the 2010 NCAA Tournament

Today’s guest post – and instant analysis of the 2010 NCAA Tournament (posted within hours of the brackets being announced) — is yet another excellent offering from Erich Doerr .  Erich first contacted me prior to the 2006 NBA Draft with a statistical preview in hand.  Each subsequent year has …

Quick Thoughts on the 2009 NBA Draft

For the past few weeks (or longer) people have wondered who would get drafted and in what order.  Last night the wondering ceased and we got to see how NBA decision-makers ranked the players – both international and collegiate — who hope to embark on a career in professional basketball.  …

Trading Before the Draft

While NBA fans are intently focused on the NBA draft, the following trades were made. San Antonio Spurs get Richard Jefferson [0.064 WP48 in 2,929 minutes] Milwaukee Bucks get Kurt Thomas [0.183 WP48 in 1,404 minutes], Fabricio Oberto [0.033 WP48 in 677 minutes], and Bruce Bowen [-0.013 WP48 in 1,508 …