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•  You Tube BA Channel: Last Videos Added to our eBA Channel on You Tube: Coaches Bob Hurley, and Sherry Coale & Mike Krzyzewski  »
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•  FEBRUARY eBA TOP 5 !: First 5 Basketball Coaching Books and DVDs in the eBA Ranking Recommended by our Members »
•  3523 at the ENCYCLOPEDIA eBA !: Last Basketball and Statistics Articles, Documents, Terms & Concepts Added  »
•  Basketball Statistics Case Studies: 12/12 Case Study ~ 'About Basketball Assists Statistics Tracking Case Study' Conclusion (text)  »
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•  eBA Stats Group of Web Sites Previous News Archive... Who are We ?  »

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•  Basketball Statistics Case Studies: 02/13 Case Study ' About Basketball Field Goals Statistics Tracking ' Conclusion (text)  »
•  From the "eBA System Clinic": An Article From the eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System (text) »
•  Our MARCH 2013 Basketball Book, eBook or DVD eBADVICE: A New Proposal from the eBA Team & our Registered Members »
•  Last 5 Hot Statistics Topics at the Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis FORUMS  »
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from the eBA Permanent Clinic 9th. Month Meetings:

Game Analyst or Scientific Analyst ?

Some reflections with the hope of contributing to the discussion about the use of statistics and statistical analysis of basketball.

When I write my expositions for the basketball statistics register courses in eBA Clinics, I always arrive to the point of explaining why some formula is not applied by the eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System.

I was working principally over the past 26 years with the statistics from the South American and European basketball, based upon the formulas I used as a coach to evaluate players. But always I stayed with the doubt with reference to those mathematical-complicated machinations based formulas used on other systems...

I am a 'game analyst' but NOT a scientific analyst of the regression and coefficient type. And I think that my head coach must understand every number and number I give him, and this data's source !
Must a Basketball Head Coach understand a formula like this... ?

            __                               __
            |           (Rtg-Opp.Rtg)           |
Win% = NORM |-----------------------------------|
            |       SD(Rating Difference)       |
            |__                               __|

SD(Rating Difference) = SD(Rtg - Opp.Rtg)
                      = SQRT[Var(Rtg)+Var(Opp.Rtg)

NORM means to take the percentile of
a mean-zero variance-one normal distribution
corresponding to a value given by that in
the brackets I faked.

Rtg:		Points scored per 100
		possessions (offensive rating)
Opp.Rtg:	Points allowed per 100
		possessions (defensive rating)
SD():		Statistical standard deviation
		of quantity in parentheses ()
Var():		Statistical variance of
		quantity in parentheses ()
Cov():		Statistical covariance of
		quantities in parentheses ()"
( and from the complicated formulas , this is one of the simplest ! )

...I am having doubts ! Perhaps we are exaggerating...

Therefore, the eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System is based upon calculations of various statistical categories, weighted in terms of importance, that have been used by basketball coaches for many, many years. Basketball Coaches not always understand the intrigues of some of the statistical specialized technical terminology, but I am completely sure that the Head Coach must understand the source of statistical data we give them !

This document contains selected excerpts from the
"eBA System - The Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis"
by Prof. Roberto Azar

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Basketball Statistics Case Studies

Last Month Case Study Conclusion:

About Basketball Assists Statistics Tracking Case Study

"... A2 passes the ball to A4.

1.- B3 deflects the pass and it is gathered without difficulty by B5;

2.- B3 palms the pass and B5 cuts in front of A4 to head the pass off; or

3.- B3 deflects the pass and B5 gains control of the ball after a struggle with A4.

What is the proper ruling and the correct INDIVIDUAL or COLLECTIVE statistical registration according to the eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System including the type of the registration ( type of turnover; forced, unforced, individual or collective turnover, good or bad foul; close, long, disputed or undisputed rebound; assist made, potential, missed or double assist; etc. ) ..."


Basketball Statistics Philosophy:

An assist should be more than a routine pass that just happens to be followed by a field goal. It should be a conscious effort to find the open player or to help a player work free. There should not be a limit on the number of dribbles by the receiver.
It is not even necessary that the assist be given on the last pass.

There is no restraint on the distance or type of shot made, for these are not the crucial factors in determining whether an assist should be credited. Nevertheless, the eBA System register both factors: distance of the assist and type of shot assisted made.

Although, an assist should be 'made'. 'missed' or 'potential' according to our eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System, when also are tracked the 'long assists', 'short assists', '2 or 3 points assists', 'assists on foul' and 'assists on/to the paint area'.

eBA System Statistics Fundamentals:

A player is credited with an assist when the player makes, in the judgment of the statistician, the principal pass contributing directly to a field goal (or an awarded score of two or three points). Only one assist is to be credited on any field goal and only when the pass was a major part of the play.

That said, the 'second assist concept' (as in hockey) is integral part of our eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System ! The same player cannot be credited with an assist and a field goal made on the same possession.

Such a pass should be either
(a) a pass that finds a player free after he or she has maneuvered without the ball for a positional advantage, or
(b) a pass that gives the receiving player a positional advantage he or she otherwise would not have had.

eBA Basketball Statistical Tracking:

In all cases, charge A2 with a FORCED or an UNFORCED TURNOVER. depending upon the defender action.

In 1.-, Credit B3 with a FORCED STEAL in the category of "deflections".

In 2.-, Credit B5 with an UNFORCED STEAL and B3 with a deflection.

In 3.-, The statistician will have to determine who played the most substantial part in the steal.

If the deflection was not strong and B5 had to fight to win the ball control, then B5 should receive credit of a FORCED STEAL. If the deflection was powerful, then credit B3 with a FORCED STEAL in the category of "deflections".

If there is doubt, credit the steal to the player who made the initial deflection, in this case B3.

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