Sep 15 2009

Mathletics Part III: Basketball

Tweet Like any other self-respecting basketball geek, the first part of Wayne Winston‘s new book Mathletics I read was Part III: Basketball. Before diving into what I think about this part of the book, I think it’s important to spell out the intent of the book. Although it has math in the title, this book [...]

Sep 7 2009

A Basic Hierarchical Model of Efficiency

Tweet In my last post on retrodicting team efficiency, I set a general baseline that can be used help determine if a new model of team efficiency makes better predictions than a naive model. This is important, as we want to know if added model complexity is worth the hassle. This post will present a [...]