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Pro Basketball Forecast: 2005-06 (Pro Basketball Prospectus) Mathematics and Sports
By John Hollinger

The roundball revolution continues, and John Hollinger is El Jefe. With the Pro Basketball Forecast™, Hollinger takes an in-depth and insightful look at the game. Downplayed are all the per-game statistics; in their place are points, rebounds, and assists per forty minutes. Hollinger also examines how many possessions each player uses and what percentage of his team’s rebounds he collects. Why? Because teams use players in different ways, and comparing everyone on an even scale makes much more sense.

When is a player averaging ten points a game more valuable than one averaging fifteen? How about if he plays twenty minutes to the latter’s forty and plays for a team that walks the ball up the court instead of fast-breaking? If he’s given a starting position or traded to a new team, he could "unexpectedly" break out—unexpected to everyone but Forecast™ readers, that is. Hollinger shows you which players, given more time or a fresh start, can ratchet their game up to all-star levels. He also shows which ones are scoring more than their backups solely because of proportion of time and should find themselves on the bench more this year.

On top of all this, Hollinger also continues to improve his groundbreaking method of valuing a player’s personal defense and sharpens his projections for regulars, offering predictions for the forthcoming season. Hollinger adds his thoughts on every team—where they’ve been and where they’re going—as well as a discussion of every player and draft pick. You may watch hoops, but you haven’t seen everything until you’ve seen the Forecast™.

About the Author
JOHN HOLLINGER authored the 2002–03 and 2003–04 editions of the Pro Basketball Prospectus. He also writes columns on Basketball for SI.com, the New York Sun, and Basketball Digest. Since 1996, he’s spearheaded a more analytical approach to pro Basketball from his Web site, Alleyoop.com. Hollinger lives in Atlanta, USA.

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 SERBIA & MONTENEGRO

from Today on FIBA 

25/05/2006 - Big changes on the way for Serbia & Montenegro - The separation of Serbia & Montenegro into two countries will see the formation of two domestic Basketball leagues as well as two national teams, it has been confirmed.
The result of this week's Montenegrin referendum ensured the states would become separate entities politically, with 55.5% of the population voting in favor of a split from Serbia. As far as Basketball is concerned, the current domestic season - which is at the semi-final stage - will be the last to involve sides from both states.

Big changes on the way for Serbia & Montenegro

Internationally, it was already agreed that Serbia & Montenegro would travel to this summer's FIBA World Championship to defend the title they retained as part of the former Yugoslavia four years ago before splitting into two national teams.
In Basketball terms, the change will be the second in less than five years for two of the states that competed under the flag of Yugoslavia when winning the last two FIBA World Championships in Indianapolis four years ago and Athens in 1998.
Read the complete story at FIBA Latest News

 Basketball 6 ON 6

Basketball History 

23/05/06: Why Basketball is a 5 on 5 sport ? Why we never play just 4 on 4 game or 6 on 6 ? Why it's an impair sport ?
Actually, the first game wasn't 5 on 5. When Dr. Naismith invented the game, the entire court was filled. There are stories of games with as many as 60 people playing at the same time. The dribble did not exist.
Basketball is a game that slowly evolved into its present form. In the beginning, it more closely resembled indoor soccer - except that it was played by passing with the hands instead of feet.

Basketball from 1948... !

Women originally played 6 on 6 with the floor divided in three parts. There were two guards, two forwards and two centers. Guards never shot in the game, and the forwards, could dribble only twice. However, the defense couldn't swipe at the ball unless it was in the lane. You can see how the position names we use today are based on that early configuration.
Crazy rules, but it produced some outstanding Basketball. For more, go to http://www.grannyBasketball.com/ where this style is still played today.
Dr. Naismith did not like the eventual 5 on 5 format - he felt it was too much sprinting for individuals and worried that the physical strain was more than a player could handle without serious physical repercussions.

 Basketball ARCHIVES SEARCH

Searchable Archives 

19/05/06: College Basketball & Pro Baseball Historical Newspaper Articles Search If you are a Basketball or baseball fan, you will love two new searchable archives. The first is at College Basketball Newspaper Archive and the second is at Pro Baseball Newspaper Archive.
They both provide a searchable archive of historical newspapers related to College Basketball and Pro Baseball, respectively.
Both archives have an advanced search feature as well as a cool historical timeline of events.
Enjoy it !

 BOOKS REVIEW

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My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey
My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American JourneyBy: John Wooden & Steve Jamison
"A good teacher or coach must not only understand others, but himself or herself as well." —John Wooden In this captivating book, beloved Basketball coach John Wooden reveals the educational journey he took throughout his legendary life, from his earliest...
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 GAME STATS REGISTER COURSE ONLINE

5th. Module 

12/05/06: Excerpt of the module edited today at the eBA 107 - Game Stats Register about "Basketball Per-Minute Statistics": "Per minute stats are a good manner to compare players within a team, seeing how a player off the bench might fare compared to the player in front of him in the rotation, but we must be careful about players who scarcely play - Jackie Butler may have averaged 96 points per 48 in the 5 minutes he played for the Knicks last year, but very doubtful he could have achieved it.

Also, we must be careful comparing players from one team to another. For example, last season Steve Nash average 16.1 assists per 48 while Tony Parker averaged just 8.6 - a large part of the reason for that is the pace and style Phoenix plays gives Nash more opportunities than Parker.

Per-48 Stats is not meant to be a projection of what a player would average if he played 48 minutes per game. Keep in mind that it is simply an expression of per-minute stats.
They are expressed as per-48 so that the resulting averages are easy to deal with: "23 points per 48 minutes" is easier to read and understand than " 0,479 points per minute"....."

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 WEB SITES GUIDE

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08/05/06 - From the very beginning of our site, on December 1998, first days of Google's Dance, we realized that the links and reference section is among the most important and popular parts of the site, and, because of this, we will constantly be trying to improve it. With a limited quantity of sections in the first editions, now you can browse the 12 sections and 40 categories listed there, or, if you're having trouble finding something, try the Google Search form at each page.
We are also in the process of gradually merging our links section with the reference section, so that you can find everything you're looking for in one place. The best and exceptional sites of the Web are being framed and highlighted as Recommended by eBA Stats. The Google Popularity Page Rank is offered by eBA Stats.com at each link to easily know PageRank™ the pages you want to visit. Another section of good sites are bolded an underlined, meanwhile the rest of the sites, the old or not updated ones, are being deleted or are included as "Another Sites", the entrance there is under your responsibility. The broken links are processed at the bottom of each links page, waiting for someone to tell us the new web address.
This is the reason because the eBA Links Section gave place to the updated Web Sites eBA Guide at your service.

 LETTERS & READERS

Letters Sent to Our Redaction

03/05/06 - Israel is Europe ?
"To whom correspond: Somebody can explain me why the Israel National Team, plays at the European tournaments, being that they don't  belong to our continent. I think that if that country have political problems in his region, it's no  a reason to play in our tourneys. This same question I made a long time ago to the FIFA, but they didn't answered to me up today."
"I consider that they should solve their problems with their neighbor countries and/or take another measures, because I believe that in Europe, only the Europeans may participate in tournaments which are up to this continent and not going on hosting those who throws the stone and hide the hand. That is their problem and we must not need to solve it.

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CSKA Moscow Beats Maccabi Tel Aviv
and WINS EUROLEAGUE TITLE

I hope that everyone who thinks in this manner, must make public our thoughts and in a near future this must be solved and all the events with European character, must involve only Europeans participants. I should like my demand would reach to whom correspond and not being  done sthg in vain.
Thank you very much for your courteous attention.
Best Regards. Paul Huntley ".

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 Basketball BEAUTIFUL FACES

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 eBA April 2006 BESTSELLER

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Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis Basketball on Paper
By: Dean Oliver
Journey "inside the numbers" for an exceptional set of statistical tools and rules that can help explain the winning-or losing-ways of a Basketball team. Basketball on Paper doesn’t diagram plays or explain how players get in shape, but instead demonstrates how to interpret player and team performance.

Dean Oliver highlights general strategies for teams when they’re winning or losing, and what aspects should be the focus in either situation. He describes and quantifies the jobs of team leaders and role players, then discusses the interactions between players and how to achieve the best fit. Oliver conceptualizes the meaning of teamwork and how to quantify the value of different types of players working together. He examines historically successful NBA teams and identifies what made them so successful individual talent, a system of putting players together, or good coaching.

Oliver then uses these statistical tools and case studies to evaluate the best players in history - such as Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Charles Barkley - and how they contributed to their teams’ success. He does the same for some of the NBA’s "oddball" players - Manute Bol, Muggsy Bogues, and Dennis Rodman - and for the WNBA’s top players.

Basketball on Paper is unique in its incorporation of business and analytical concepts within the context of Basketball to measure the value of players in a cooperative setting. Whether you’re looking for strategies or new ideas to throw out while watching the ballgame at a sports bar, Dean Oliver’s Basketball on Paper will give you amazing new insights into teamwork, coaching, and success.

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