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August 10, 2011

Looking for a Stevens Effect: BP’s Nic Reiner-Parra and Corey Schmidt wonder if the age of 1st-time D-I coaching hires has decreased since Brad Stevens has experienced such success at Butler.

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July 26, 2011

Timing is everything for Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech’s option offense is so unique that they have a great built-in advantage when facing an opponent who only had 1 week to prepare. Unfortunately, as Josh Parcell of ESPN Stats & Info points out, the downside to this is that opponents who have longer to prepare fare much, much better against the Jackets.

July 25, 2011

Coaching Trees & Training Camps: SportsDelve’s Andrew McKillop concludes his series on NFL Coaching Trees, and updates his historical NFL training-camp location data.

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July 22, 2011

Does It Matter If a Manager Was a Major Leaguer?: Fangraphs’ Alex Remington looks into the history of MLB managers — are the most successful managers former players?

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July 21, 2011

NFL Coaching Trees, Pt. 3 – In the NFL: At SportsDelve.com, Andrew McKillop continues his series on NFL coaching trees by tracking the connections current coaches made while working as an NFL assistant.

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July 20, 2011

NFL Coaching Trees: SportsDelve’s Andrew McKillop is researching NFL coaching trees in his newest series of posts. In Part 1 he looks at coaches’ experience levels as players, and in Part 2 he breaks down the connections current NFL head coaches made as assistant coaches/graduate assistants in the college ranks.

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July 15, 2011

Schools With the Most Pro Head Coaches: SportsDelve.com’s Andrew McKillop looks at which schools’ coaches most often turn into NFL head coaches.

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July 5, 2011

Bill Belichick was a Really Good Coach with the Cleveland Browns: LiveBall Sports’ Greg Trippiedi sets the record straight on Belichick’s first NFL head coaching gig.

June 29, 2011

Premature End – 30 Years of Fired Coaches in NBA: Weak Side Awareness researched NBA coaching changes since 1982 — how many coaches did each team fire, and how many coaches resigned on their own?

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June 21, 2011

Taking Requests for m£XIR Analyses: Let Zach Slaton of A Beautiful Numbers Game know which managers you’d like to see analyzed using his starting XI transfer cost method of predicting match outcomes.

You’ve Got to Know When to Hold Them: Jeff Morford of Baseball and Not Baseball calculated break-even rates for various situations where a baserunner could possibly try for an extra base.

June 15, 2011

The Myth of the “Michigan Man” – Whether or not coaches are more successful at their Alma Mater Alex Koenig, Tyler Gamble and Michael Owen of the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective analyzed whether coaching at one’s alma mater is a significant variable in the prediction of NCAA basketball coaching success.

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June 14, 2011

Effect of manager turnover on team performance: Howard Hamilton of Soccermetrics reviews a pair of papers about the effects of managerial changes.

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June 13, 2011

Using Football Outsiders’ game charting data to evaluate 3rd & long playcalling: Just what it sounds like, from the Redskins blog Staying Medium.

Victory for the geeks: Last night’s Finals win for Dallas was also a win for data-driven coaching, John Hollinger writes at TrueHoop. (See also: this TrueHoop post about the influence of Roland Beech, Dallas’ head analytics honcho.)

June 10, 2011

Salary and contracts of NBA coaches: A ton of data, since 2004, from Weak Side Awareness.

June 9, 2011

When You Change Horses: The Platoon Advantage with a look at how teams who change managers typically do before and after the switch.

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June 8, 2011

Coaches: Ex-Players VS no NBA playing experience: At Weak Side Awareness, a comparison of coaching performance between ex-players and non-players.

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June 7, 2011

NBA Coaches without Coaching Experience: At Weak Side Awareness, a look at coaches who never coached before taking over an NBA team.

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June 2, 2011

Good or Lucky?: On Football’s Sarah Rudd evaluates MLS’s top managers.

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May 27, 2011

Why hiring defensive-minded coaches is the way to go: At ESPN, Kevin Pelton evaluates the Mike Brown hire in LA.

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IMHO The Strangest Rotation Decisions in 2010/11: From Weak Side Awareness, a look at inexplicable coaching decisions.

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May 12, 2011

March Masters: BBall Prospectus’ John Gasaway lists the best NCAA Tournament coaches of the past 5 years.

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May 10, 2011

Roger Neilson and the history and importance of advanced stats in the NHL: David Staples of The Edmonton Journal recounts the history of “secret” metrics in the NHL, including Roger Neilson’s scoring chance +/- stat.

April 27, 2011

The list: NBA head coaching candidates: An extremely detailed list of possible coaching candidates for 2012, courtesy of TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott.

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April 25, 2011

Did NFL teams discriminate against black coaching candidates? Part II

Phil Birnbaum of Sabermetric Research continues his study on the subject of minority hiring in the NFL. Link

April 19, 2011

Some Comments on NBA Coaching

WoW’s Dave Berri reiterates that coaching doesn’t matter in the NBA. Link

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April 18, 2011

Shallow cross concept

Chris Brown of Smart Football looks at Bobby Petrino’s passing scheme. Link

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April 14, 2011

The Rooney Rule’s Effect on African-American Coaching Candidates

The Big Lead’s Jason Lisk researches the Rooney Rule’s impact. Link

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April 6, 2011

Install the Offense Quickly

Smart Football’s Chris Brown applies economic theory to coaching offensive football. Link

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