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Illegal Defense

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 THE BEST Basketball CLIPS

Rhythm & Basketball 

This is our august selection: another Basketball clip for our collection, with the actual best players....

Our Last Basketball Clips Selections:

June: Air Jordan Clip: Michael and the kid...
July: What's your game about? A Basketball clinic...

 eBA August 2006 BESTSELLER

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Statistics for DummiesStatistics for Dummies
By: Deborah Rumsey

In the numbers explosion all around us in our modern-day dealings, the buzzword is data, as in, “Do you have any data to support your claim?” “The data supported the original hypothesis that . . .” and “The data bear this out. . . .” But the field of statistics is not just about data. Statistics is the entire process involved in gathering evidence to answer questions about the world, in cases where that evidence happens to be numerical data.

Statistics For Dummies is for everyone who wants to sort through and evaluate the incredible amount of statistical information that comes to them on a daily basis. (You know the stuff: charts, graphs, tables, as well as headlines that talk about the results of the latest poll, survey, experiment, or other scientific study.) This book arms you with the ability to decipher and make important decisions about statistical results, being ever aware of the ways in which people can mislead you with statistics. Get the inside scoop on number-crunching nuances, plus insight into how you can

  • Determine the odds
  • Calculate a standard score
  • Find the margin of error
  • Recognize the impact of polls
  • Establish criteria for a good survey
  • Make informed decisions about experiments

This down-to-earth reference is chock-full of real examples from real sources that are relevant to your everyday life: from the latest medical breakthroughs, crime studies, and population trends to surveys on Internet dating, cell phone use, and the worst cars of the millennium. Statistics For Dummies departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in the following ways:

  • Practical and intuitive explanations of statistical concepts, ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations.
  • Clear and concise step-by-step procedures that intuitively explain how to work through statistics problems.
  • Upfront and honest answers to your questions like, “What does this really mean?” and “When and how I will ever use this?”

Chances are, Statistics For Dummies will be your No. 1 resource for discovering how numerical data figures into your corner of the universe.


Book Info
Guide to understanding statistics, written in plain English. Offers explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations; with examples that show how these concepts apply to your everyday life. Softcover.

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 A NEW STATISTICS COURSE BEGIN

eBA ONLINE 

29/08/06: We are having a great success with the inscription to the last quatrimester of this year 2006 eBA 111 - Statistics Register Course III, dedicated to new participants, which 1st. Exposition will be edited the next Monday 04/09/2006, 21:00 GMT. From the 30 places available for new members of eBA Stats, disposed one week ago, only 5 (five) are available 5 days from the course opening. A great quantity of registrations were lamentably rejected because they were made from free email addresses, instead of the official ISP ones.
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...Statistics & Statisticians...

This free on-line eBA course is designed for first level statistician to learn about the Basketball Analysis and the Game Statistics, the Game Analysis and the Basketball Formulas.

A course, a seminar and a clinic about Basketball Statistics Analysis are the virtual learning environment created by eBA-Stats.com using Moodle, a course management system (CMS). Our long term goal is to help the Basketball game analyst to meet all their needs.

A free on-line eBA course is designed for first level statistician to learn about the Basketball Analysis, the Game Statistics, the Game Analysis and the Basketball Formulas.

A second level on-line eBA seminar completes the former program and provides a foundation for the statistician about the players, quarter & season reports; applying the Basketball Statistics Formulas Directory

The on-line clinic is a semester long Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis blended learning course that covers the whole eBA Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis System using games cases, rules and video clips as its backdrop.

First Module Exposition: Monday 04/09/06, 21:00 GMT

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 THE PLUS MINUS STATISTIC

eBA ONLINE next module 

27/08/06 - Basketball plus-minus statistics and multilevel modeling"..... A cool way to summarize a Basketball player's contribution to his team is the plus-minus statistic or "Roland rating," which is " the difference in how the team plays with the player on court versus performance with the player off court. " ( note: next module at eBA ONLINE - ra )

I had heard of this somewhere and found the details searching on the web, via this page of Basketball statistics, which led me to Kevin Pelton's statistical analysis primer, which led me to this page by Dan Rosenbaum

Great Basketball Pictures

I had been wondering if the plus-minus statistic could be improved by adjusting for the qualities of the other players and teams on the court, and Rosenbaum has done just that.

I have a further thought, which is to apply a multilevel model to be able to handle thinner slices of the data. The issue is that, unless sample sizes are huge, the adjustments for the abilities of other players and other teams will be noisy. Multilevel modeling should help smooth out this variation and allow for adjusting for more factors, or for adjusting for the same factors for shorter time intervals. Sort of like the work of Val Johnson on adjusting grade point averages for the different abilities of students taking different courses."

A commentary found at the web about eBA ONLINE next module by Andrew Gelman - read the complete thread at his website

 COACH'S DIGEST

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25/08/06 Subject: A Time for Ideas
"For instance, I talked to Dan Rosenbaum a few years ago for some article. We got to chatting about how old-school stats don't measure so many things that are important. I trotted out my theory that one of the important ones to track, if you could, would be how "sticky" a player is. By that I mean, if a ball passes near him anywhere on the court--a loose ball, a pass, a rebound, a dribbler, anything--what are the chances that player comes up with the ball?.


Playing Basketball through the years I have noticed that if there's a player on the court with incredibly sticky hands, his or her team wins more than their fair share of the time. Not only do they come up with loose balls, steals, rebounds, etc., but just as importantly, if there's a guy like that on the floor, the offense naturally stays away. It's a way to own a whole bunch of territory, and force opponents to operate in a limited space. It's game-changing... . " by Henry Abbott, which complete post may be read at True Hoop

 FIBA WC JAPAN 2006

the particular things... 

Great Basketball Pictures

The Haka, a New Zealand tradition

 ASSISTED PERCENTAGE

eBA ONLINE 

21/08/06: Excerpt of the module edited today at the NEW eBA 110 - Game Stats Register about "Basketball Assists": ...."

"..... the eBA System refers to "assisted %" in the following concept: the percentage of the own shots on which an assist was recorded.

In another systems, the eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System doesn't uses predictions, you'll find the formulas to predict the assisted field goal percentage employing the "assist share" factor. The assist share is the estimated percentage of assists a player is responsible for when he's on the floor. This reflects the fact that the player can't assist to himself..."

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" So looking over the effective Assisted % for players - the percentage of their own shots on which an assist was recorded - we can see players creating its own shot from a top of 90% +/- (generally the forwards) to an opposite end of a 20% +/- (generally the guards, and specially the point guard).

One of the keys of this analysis is the three-points specialist rating. The three-point shot are generally assisted and the less often a player shoot, and the more often this player shoot threes, the more of a three-point specialist the player is, and his Assisted % would be greater....."

Next Module Exposition: Monday 28/08/06, 21:00 GMT

A new Course begins on Monday 04/09/06, 20:00 GMT

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 UNFORGETTABLE Basketball LEGENDS

19/08/06 

Great Basketball Pictures

Wilt Chamberlain & Bill Russel - 1972

 TODAY FORMULA

PGm - Player Games  

17/08/06 - PGm ( Player Games ). The formula is

Tm G * (( 3 * ( Poss / Tm Poss ) +
3 * ( Stops / Tm Stops ) + ( MP / Tm MP )) / 7 )

Player Games is an estimate of the number of games a player is responsible for. Poss is an estimate of a player's offensive possessions and Stops is an estimate of a player's defensive stops. The formulas for Poss and Stops are quite detailed and can be found in Dean Oliver's Basketball on Paper and at eBA ONLINE

 BOOKS REVIEW

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Leading with the Heart Leading with the Heart
By Mike Krzyzewski - Coach K
The book has four sections--"Preseason," "Regular Season," "Postseason," and "All-Season"--and each of those has four chapters. Each chapter begins with three quotes ("Too many rules get in the way of leadership" leads off chapter 1), and ends with bulleted tips summing up the chapter's message. Between the quotes and the bullet points are anecdotes about Duke Basketball games and (occasionally) Krzyzewski's life outside Basketball.
What you come away with is an understanding of why Krzyzewski is a great Basketball coach, why former Duke assistants such as Tommy Amaker and Quin Snyder are probably going to become great Basketball coaches, and how anyone who's currently a coach can become a better coach....

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 OUT OF CONTEXT

...interesting ! 

13/08/06: James R. Beniger, an associate professor at USC's Annenberg School of Communications, said it's better to decide which team is the best on the field -- not through the statistics. "As a statistician, I could find statistics to prove that USC is the best team in the country, and I could just as easily find some to show that another team is," said Beniger, who holds a master's degree in statistics from California.

 THE BEST Basketball PICTURES

Manu... 

Great Basketball Pictures Photograph: Basketball Notes by Alex

 THE ILLEGAL DEFENSE

from the Forum 

10/08/06 - Illegal defense: A rather nebulous NBA rule that was called irregularly. It's designed to prevent the use of the zone defense, today legal in the NBA, it was more like a 3-second violation for the defense, in which no defender can stay in the lane for more than, well, 3 seconds. If you were on defense and were not aggressively guarding someone, you could not spend more than 3 seconds in the key at a time.

The term Illegal Defense has replaced Zone Defense in NBA usage. The rule now in place, supported by guidelines, defines approved coverage by defensive players and teams. Violations of these rules and guidelines will be noted as Illegal Defense.

a. Illegal defenses which violate the rules and accepted guidelines set forth are not permitted in the NBA.
b. When the offensive team is in its backcourt with the ball, no illegal defense violation may occur

Great Basketball Pictures

The illegal defense guidelines needed to be eliminated because they have become problematic. They are problematic for our fans, who don't understand the rule. They are problematic for the officials, who admittedly have had difficulty administering the rule. And finally, the teams have used the guidelines in a way that produces isolation Basketball. Teams identify areas on the floor that they can use to their advantage in a given offensive matchup and this produces a real sameness of play amongst a lot of the teams. With isolation Basketball, a lot of NBA teams began standing around. There is little player movement, there is little ball movement, and there is a decreasing amount of fastbreak opportunities. These developments began with the misuse of the illegal defense guidelines and therefore they needed to be eliminated. By eliminating them, the desired result is to get a game that once again is based on passing, cutting, player movement, and ball movement. A game that hopefully produces fastbreak opportunities because that is the way our game should be played.

Read the complete thread at the eBA Forum

 RSS Basketball NEWS

eBA Stats.com 

04/08/06: RSS News & Contents RSS News & Contents:  RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" -- it's a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web, including sports newspapers, magazines, and blogs and you can read only the news you choose from eBA-stats.com without surfing all the web.

eBA-Stats.com uses RSS eBA Stats.com to easily create and distribute sports and Basketball news feeds that include links, headlines, and summaries. Here you have a partial list of the actual contents which are among the many sites that now deliver updated online content via RSS in eBA-Stats.com.

Sport News RSS ( from Homepage: the Menu at your left ):

Google Sports news (English); Yahoo Sports News (English); Opinion Deportiva (Español); Comentarios Deportivos (español). 

Basketball News RSS ( from Homepage: the Users menu for Registered Members ):

Corriere della sera - Pallacanestro (Italiano); USA TODAY - College Basketball (English);  NBA News & Scores (English); FIBA - Ultimas Noticias (Español); FIBA - Latest News (English); FOX Sports Basketball (English); El Mundo Deportes, España (Español); SI Sports Illustrated - Basketball (English); BBC Sports News (English); Clarín Deportes - Buenos Aires (Español).

Sport News from each country:  from Homepage: the Top Menu ( public access ).

 A NEW STATISTICS COURSE BEGIN

eBA ONLINE 

04/08/06: Being closed the inscription to the two current courses and due to the success  obtained with the inscription in the second quatrimester of the present FREE INSCRIPTION COURSE - eBA 110 - Statistics Register Course we open the last quatrimester of this year 2006 with the eBA 111 - Statistics Register Course III, dedicated to new participants, which 1st. Exposition will be edited the next Monday 04/09/2006, 21:00 GMT. Only 30 places are available for new members of eBA Stats.

...Statistics & Statisticians...

This free on-line eBA course is designed for first level statistician to learn about the Basketball Analysis and the Game Statistics, the Game Analysis and the Basketball Formulas.

A course, a seminar and a clinic about Basketball Statistics Analysis are the virtual learning environment created by eBA-Stats.com using Moodle, a course management system (CMS). Our long term goal is to help the Basketball game analyst to meet all their needs.

A free on-line eBA course is designed for first level statistician to learn about the Basketball Analysis, the Game Statistics, the Game Analysis and the Basketball Formulas.

A second level on-line eBA seminar completes the former program and provides a foundation for the statistician about the players, quarter & season reports; applying the Basketball Statistics Formulas Directory

The on-line clinic is a semester long Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis blended learning course that covers the whole eBA Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis System using games cases, rules and video clips as its backdrop.

First Module Exposition: Monday 04/09/06, 21:00 GMT

>>>   Go To eBA CLINICS ONLINE   >>>

 Basketball BEAUTIFUL FACES

01/08/2006 

Great Basketball Pictures

from Minnesota Timberwolves
the Basketball beautiful faces.

 eBA July 2006 BESTSELLER

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Let's Talk Defense!Let's Talk Defense!
By: Herb Brown
Herb Brown's experience and defensive knowledge makes 'Let's Talk Defense!' a must read for any Basketball player or coach. The concepts demonstrated in his book are the same ones a great player must use when guarding some of the best players in the NBA.
Herb Brown teach us the most fundamental aspect of the game and that is 'great defense wins championships'. This book will explain the basic concepts of how it is done. This is the essential guide for coaching defense. Loaded with drills, tips, and step-by-step diagrams. 'Let's Talk Defense!' includes: making the transition from offense to defense; out-rebounding opponents; stopping fast-break opportunities; eliminating penetration; creating havoc for the opposition and leading the opponent to concede points off turnovers..."


Herb Brown served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons from 1976 to 1978, where he led his team to the playoffs twice. Since then, he has worked with many professional teams, including the Chicago Bulls, Portland Trailblazers, and Philadelphia 76ers. A six-time coach of the year, he rejoined the Pistons in 2004, where he assisted his brother, head coach Larry Brown, toward his first NBA title. He is currently an assistant under Mike Woodson with the Atlanta Hawks.

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