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NY Times: Early Indicators Point to Stellar Season for 76ers

Posted by Justin Kubatko on January 30, 2012

I forgot to mention this last week, but I'll be writing for the New York Times again this season. My first piece was on the hot start of the Philadelphia 76ers:

Early Indicators Point to Stellar Season for 76ers

Although this particular column did not appear in print, future columns should appear in the Friday edition of the paper.

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Programming Internships at Sports Reference

Posted by admin on January 27, 2012

Programming Internships @ Sports Reference

If you are a student with an interest in sports and programming or know someone who is, please check out our advertisement for summer internships.

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Features: Conference Index

Posted by Neil on January 27, 2012

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Features: Share P-F-R Stats

Posted by Neil on January 26, 2012

Features: Share P-F-R Stats makes it easy to share the data on the site. Via the SHARE link above every table you can now slice and dice any data table on the site and re-use it elsewhere (we just ask you keep the citation to where you got the data). Here's what you do:

  • Find the data you want to share.
  • Click on the SHARE link just above the stats next to the header (javascript required).
  • A sharing toolbox appears and buttons to delete columns and rows appear allowing you to pare the data down to just want you want.
  • Please note that any sorting should occur before you delete rows or columns.
  • Next select the output option from html, to iframes, to pre-formatted (good for most internet forums) and more. (We've created a Demo Page for all of the options.)

You are free to use this data anywhere, we would just ask that you include the citation at the bottom of the table as a courtesy to us for providing this service.

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Features: Player birthdays

Posted by Neil on January 25, 2012

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Box Score For Every Game in NBA History

Posted by Justin Kubatko on January 24, 2012

Today I am pleased to announce that now has a box score for every game played in NBA history. Here are a few examples:

Now before you get too excited, let me explain: the box scores from 1946-47 through 1984-85 are scans of actual box scores. What that means is that we don't have those games in our database, so you can't search for things like the most points scored by a player during the the 1971-72 NBA season. I should also note that almost all of these box scores are abbreviated, i.e., they only contain field goals, free throws, and points for the players. That said, I think this is a valuable addition to the site that will be enjoyed by many.

I would be remiss in not thanking Dick Pfander, who did the lion's share of the work for this project. Several years ago we were referred to Dick by a third party. At first it sounded like an urban legend. I mean seriously, someone had made a scan of every box score for every game in NBA history? To our surprise, Dick had in fact done just that. Many thanks to Dick for his outstanding work.

Of course, it is our goal to one day have these games in a database-friendly format. However, given that the process would require a significant amount of data entry we're still thinking about the best way to accomplish that task. Until then, we hope you enjoy this new feature, and as always please let us know if you have any comments or questions.

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Features: Progressive Leaders

Posted by Neil on January 24, 2012

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