||December 15 to 31, 2006 Issue
31/12/2006: 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 Quinn Snyder are probably going to
become great Basketball coaches, and how anyone who's currently a coach can become a
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28/12/2006: Statistics: they
never tell the whole story, but they don't lie, either.
At half time of Basketball games anywhere, you can see coaches studying the stat
sheet before addressing their respective teams.
The stat sheet provides all the incriminating evidence that the coach
needs to see: who's being outplayed, who's got the hot hand from the three-point range and
But I always remains in doubt.... stats quantify the
game.... they never tell the whole story..... they don't lie..... but
something is lacking.... either ! ......
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24/12/06: eBA Stats.com Team
wants to wish everybody,
our publishers, editors and registered members,
our friends coaches participants in the courses and clinics,
our advertisers and sponsors, our readers and visitors,
our families, colleagues and personal friends,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
...and we want to say it in all the languages spoken
in our Basketball statisticians community......
21/12/06: Score More Hoops: Score
More Hoops, is a package of e-books that Coach Steve Pavlovic have written that
cover Shooting, Defense, Dribbling, Passing, Rebounding, an easy to follow system to make
more shots improving your team's odds of winning that close game ! There is also an
Advanced Techniques manual that will build on these basics and take your team to the next
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home team wins about 70 percent of the time in college Basketball,
and we are doing our research - at
eBA-ONLINE Clinics - referred to professional Basketball, based
in these numbers.
Some made researches suggest that home court is worth as much as 12
points. But this assumption maybe NOT ALWAYS valid.
In this thread and the forum, we had still discussed about the "runs",
"getting hot" and the "hot hand" which truly exist playing at home.
But there are also factors besides being supported by the crowd's
energy. Fans sometimes underestimate the importance of a team having
to travel to a road game. When we do the study on home court
advantage at the
Clinic, we factor in the distance traveled to play the game.
Without any doubt longer distances ( especially when crossing
multiple time zones ) are equivalent to inferior results.
The basic familiarity with the arena and rhythm of the day plays a
critical role too: the court dimensions are exactly the same, but
after some miles traveled and a day in a hotel room, to come up to
the surface only to play Basketball and shot some shots in not well
known environment may be really the true opponent.
The research on the importance of home court advantage is being
studied in the
Basketball Analysis Clinic, which next 'Basketball Statistics
Register Course' begins on Monday 5, March 2007 ( no more vacancies
15/12/06: They Call Me Coach
By: John Wooden
The critically acclaimed, classic autobiography of UCLA Basketball's legendary coach
"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville
Wright to flying, John Wooden is to Basketball." -- Los Angeles Times " They
Call Me Coach is grassroots Americana, a story bigger than Basketball. One of those rare
sports books that is must reading for everyone." -- Chicago Tribune Now featuring a
great new look and a Foreword by hoop Hall of Famer Bill Walton, this classic bestselling
sports bio by America's "winner coach" is back. Still charming fans
everywhere, college Basketball legend John Wooden reflects on his record-breaking career,
his inspired life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change
the NBA. With worldly wisdom, Wooden offers a very personal history of an unforgettable
time in college Basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career,
and the players who made his team unbeatable.....
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