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 Post subject: Moneyball: The Basketball Edition
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:32 am 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/magaz ... f=magazine

Michael Lewis wrote a really interesting article for the NYT Magazine about a new wave of statistical thinking led by the Rockets. It's long but well-worth the read.

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cool thanks for posting that

i have a new found appreciation for Battier

i'm a bit of a critic of Michael Lewis ...but i thought this was a good read.


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I think Michael Lewis is a good read. But he always tries to make the reader feel like the subject of his piece is vastly underrated or unappreciated. He did the same thing in Moneyball with Billy Beane. Everyone knows Billy Beane is a good GM. Same as anyone who watches Shane Battier knows he is an excellent defender and all-round player. Jeff van Gundy speaks glowingly of Battier whenever he covers the Rockets. The piece mentions that one of Battier's former coaches urged him to shoot more and I would bet it was van Gundy.

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