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October 29, 2017 - Salt Lake City, UT, Estados Unidos - Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) high fives his teammates guard Rodney Hood (5) and guard Joe Johnson (6) as center Rudy Gobert (27) looks on during the first half of an NBA game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 October 2017. (Credit Image: © George Frey/EFE via ZUMA Press)

The New Era of Basketball Stats: Balancing Analytics and the Eye Test

The New Era of Basketball Stats: Balancing Analytics and the Eye Test

The Myth of Advanced Stats When I tell people outside of the world of basketball of my experience in “basketball analytics” they often have no idea what that means. I used to explain that it’s like “Moneyball” but for basketball. I’m increasingly hesitant to use this analogy though, because I’ve realized “Moneyball” presents a false

October 21, 2017 - Chicago, Illinois, U.S. -  Chicago Bulls head coach FRED HOIBERG looks on play during NBA Basketball game action between The Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center in Chicago,IL.  (Credit Image: © Gary Duncan Sr/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)

5 Scouting Tips from the NBA to High School

As coaches, we are ALWAYS looking for an edge. One of the best ways to gain an advantage on an opponent is by effectively scouting ahead of time. I’m here to share five simple tips to the scouting process I have picked up over time. This is my 14th season of coaching overall, and my second

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Support Staff Series, Vol. 5: Q&A with Ben Sander

This fall, FastModel Sports is excited to feature a Support Staff Series of Q&A interviews to show a little love to those coaches who aren’t in the spotlight and don’t sit in the first row of the bench on game day. These are the staff members that work behind the scenes making sure every single

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The Importance of a Complete Basketball Education

After the overwhelming success of its Pro Scout School event in Las Vegas each summer, TPG Sports Group is excited to announce the launch of Virtual Scout School. The online course features NBA concepts broken down for College and High School coaches. The $9.99 monthly subscription will provide exclusive access to coaching content, video breakdowns, live stream chats, and

April 25, 2015: Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr during the game between Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Stephen Lew/CSM(Credit Image: � Stephen Lew/Cal Sport Media/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NBA Finals X’s & O’s – Golden State

The NBA Finals are upon us, the Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers. The best minds in basketball are on display and Steve Kerr has quickly been able to join the coaching ranks as one of the best X’s & O’s coaches in the NBA.  Alot of what Golden State’s offense is based is what

Wisconsin Badgers: Three Keys To Victory

Wisconsin Badgers: Three Keys To Victory

Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers find themselves in the National Championship game. By defeating Kentucky 71-64 and halting the Wildcats’ undefeated season, the Badgers have the opportunity to claim their first title since 1941. Standing in the way are the Duke Blue Devils. Wisconsin and Duke played one another on December 3, 2014 as

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Practicing “Time and Score” Situations

As the Men’s and Women’s Final Four approaches, you can guarantee that these elite teams are practicing “time and score” situations daily.  For those of us already on “summer break,” it’s never too early to start thinking about next season. One thing must be made clear:  practicing “time and score” situations ahead of time will by no

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