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New Front-Page Standings Interface

Posted by Neil on November 2, 2012

Many of you may have noticed that we slightly tweaked our front-page standings table for the 2012-13 season. Now it looks like this:

 

Team W L
SAS (1) F C $ 2 0

What do F, C, and $ mean?

Clicking "F" next to the team abbreviation brings up the team's Franchise Page, which contains a year-by-year summary of the team's entire history.

Clicking "C" will call up the Clubhouse Page for each team. Team clubhouse pages contain a snapshot of where the team is and how they're playing right now, with a calendar-style schedule, team four factors & leaders, and a table of player stats over the team's last 10 games.

Finally, "$" takes you to the team's Contracts Page. These pages list the team's payroll for the current season and the next four seasons, plus descriptions regarding the terms of every player's contract.

We hope these new links will make it even easier for you to navigate our site and get the info you need this season.

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First 2012-13 Update Likely to be Delayed

Posted by Justin Kubatko on October 30, 2012

Due to storm damage at our data provider's ISP, it is unlikely that Basketball-Reference.com will be updated tomorrow morning with the results from opening night. We will try to get these results up as soon as possible. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Update: It turns out the update was not delayed. The site should now be updated with the results from last night. Please let us know if you find any bugs.

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1992 United States Select Team Roster

Posted by Neil on October 26, 2012

With the Dream Team documentary and book coming out this summer, I've gotten asked several times to provide the roster for the '92 U.S. Select Team that famously defeated the Dream Team before they went to Barcelona for the Olympics. For posterity, here was the roster of that team, which was made up of the top college players of the day:

1992 United States Development Team

Head Coach: George Raveling (University of Southern California)
Assistant Coach: Roy Williams (University of Kansas)
Athletic Trainer: Ron Linfonte (St. John's-NY)
Manager: Dennis Johnson (University of Southern California)

Roster

NBA Career Stats
Player (ncaa stats) Ht Wt Age DOB College G PPG TS% RPG APG S+B/G PER WS48 p(HoF)
Anfernee Hardaway (ncaa) 6-7 195 20 7/18/1971 Memphis 704 15.2 53.5 4.5 5.0 2.0 17.4 0.125 4.8%
Grant Hill (ncaa) 6-8 225 19 10/5/1972 Duke 997 17.1 55.2 6.1 4.2 1.8 19.2 0.140 40.7%
Allan Houston (ncaa) 6-6 200 21 4/20/1971 Tennessee 839 17.3 54.6 2.9 2.4 0.8 14.9 0.094 0.9%
Bobby Hurley (ncaa) 6-0 165 20 6/28/1971 Duke 269 3.8 44.3 1.1 3.3 0.5 8.1 -0.014 0.0%
Jamal Mashburn (ncaa) 6-8 240 19 11/29/1972 Kentucky 611 19.1 50.4 5.4 4.0 1.2 15.7 0.092 2.9%
Eric Montross (ncaa) 7-0 270 20 9/23/1971 UNC 465 4.5 49.7 4.6 0.4 0.9 9.1 0.048 0.0%
Rodney Rogers (ncaa) 6-7 235 21 6/20/1971 Wake 866 10.9 52.7 4.5 2.0 1.5 14.4 0.085 0.0%
Chris Webber (ncaa) 6-9 245 19 3/1/1973 Michigan 831 20.7 51.3 9.8 4.2 2.9 20.9 0.132 74.6%

(Source: USA Basketball)

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BBR: Numerous Additions and Tweaks

Posted by Justin Kubatko on October 5, 2012

Over the last month or so I have made a number of additions and tweaks to Basketball-Reference.com:

  • We now have partial box scores for both the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons.
  • Related to the above, we now have partial player game logs and splits for both the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons. You may have also noticed that the player's biographical information now appears at the top of both the game logs and splits.
  • On the main player pages, we have split the playoff statistics into four separate tables: totals, per game, per 36 minutes, and advanced.
  • Also on the player pages, the game logs, splits, shooting, and finder links have been moved to the navigation menu that "sticks" to the top of the page as you scroll down. There is also a news link on the navigation menu that leads to an archive of player news. (Note: If you would like to see your blog posts here, please read about how you can add your blog content to our newsfeeds.)
  • An improved navigation menu has been added to the leader pages. This will allow you to quickly switch between season, career, active, yearly, progressive, yearly, and top 10 pages for both the regular season and playoffs for a particular statistic. You can also easily switch statistics by hovering your mouse over the Leader & Records [+] tab and choosing a new statistic.
  • In the playoffs section, partial composite box scores have been added for the 1983 and 1984 playoff series.
  • The All-Star Game section has a new navigation bar on each page. This will allow you to quickly move from box scores to voting results to contest results. We have also added pages with single game and career leaders for the NBA All-Star Game.
  • Although this was announced at the end of August, don't forget that we now have a referees section with referee data for the 1988-89 through 2011-12 seasons.

OK, I think that covers it. As always, please send us your feedback if you have any comments or questions about the site.

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PI Player Streak Finder

Posted by Neil on September 28, 2012

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BBR Player Similarity Scores

Posted by Neil on September 26, 2012

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New Server for Basketball-Reference.com and improved CFB, OLY and CBB speeds

Posted by admin on September 14, 2012

BBR has been moved from it's old server (called mikan internally at s-r hq) and now is running on a new server (named lebron, don't blame me, it was Neil's turn to name the new machine). This is a much better machine with more RAM and CPU's, so things should now run much faster and more smoothly than they have in the past. Please let us know if you come across any quirks or problems.

One benefit of this is that CFB, CBB and Olympics sites no longer have to share a server with basketball, hockey and football, so they should see their performance improve as well.

Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby

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Search Our Stats Using the Play Index

Posted by Neil on September 14, 2012

With the season about a month and a half away, it's time for a reminder to check out the Basketball-Reference Play Index. In case you don't already know about the PI, it's a set of research tools that allow you to create customizable queries on our database, save the results, and share them with others. With the PI, you can:

  • Use the Player Season Finder to search through all NBA, ABA, & BAA players' regular season and playoff statistics for performances that match your criteria.
  • Use the Player Game Finder to search through NBA players' regular season and playoff game logs (since 1985-86) for games matching your criteria.
  • Use the Head-to-Head Finder to search for games in which two selected players played against each other.
  • Search for player and team consecutive-game streaks that match your criteria using the Streak Finders.
  • Search for team performances that meet your criteria with the Team Season Finder and Team Game Finder.
  • Use the Draft Finder to search through every NBA/BAA draft for picks that match your criteria.
  • Use the Player Comparison Finder to compare the stats of up to four players through (or in) a given season.

Also, take a look at the Play Index Plus for even more data-searching goodness. The PI+ lets you sift through the play-by-play data of every game since 2001, making it possible to look for specific events, lineup data, and shooting stats (including clutch shots and shot breakdowns by distance).

Best of all, these features are 100% free to use! So go ahead, give them a try, and you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.

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Basketball Hall of Fame Section

Posted by Neil on September 7, 2012

With the Hall of Fame's inductions tonight, just a reminder that you can check out a list of Hall of Famers here... Also, you can select HoF induction status as a criterion in Play Index searches.

12 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, expire7d, Features, Hall of Fame

BBR: “Sticky” Menus on Player, Team, and Season Pages

Posted by Justin Kubatko on August 30, 2012

I have modified the player, team, and season pages to make it a little easier to navigate the site.

On the player pages there is a gray menu bar that will "stick" to the top of the page as you scroll down. You can use this menu to access the various tables within the page (totals, per game, etc.) and to jump to a player's game logs, splits, shot charts, and finders. I have also added some extra tables to the player pages. Previously there was a basic table with playoff totals & per game stats and an advanced table with advanced playoff stats. Now there are four playoff tables: Totals, Per Game, Per 36 Minutes, and Advanced.

There is also a menu bar on the team pages. From this bar you can jump to a team's roster & stats, schedule & results, transactions, game log, and splits. Also, if you hover over the team name you will see a dropdown list with links to every season in the team's history.

The menu bars on the league and playoff pages contain links to the various season pages (summary, schedule & results, etc.). If you hover your mouse over the league name, you will see a dropdown list with links to every season in the league's history.

Although some may find these menus obtrusive at first, I think that with time you will appreciate the improved functionality, in particular when using the player pages. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions, either here or using the feedback system.

16 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com

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