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•  eBA STATS GROUP: 12 ( TWELVE ! ) Sites in English NewsFlash  »
•  You Tube BA Channel: Last Videos Added to our eBA Channel on You Tube: Coaches Larry Brown, Sherry Coale & Mike Krzyzewski  »
•  From the "eBA Basketball Statistics System Clinic": About Basketball Stats, Methods and Players (text) »
•  APRIL eBA TOP 5 !: First 5 Basketball Coaching Books and DVDs in the eBA Ranking Recommended by our Members »
•  3789 Docs at the ENCYCLOPEDIA eBA !: Last Basketball and Statistics Articles, Documents, Terms & Concepts Added  »
•  Our MARCH 2013 Basketball Coaching Book & DVD eBADVICE: Secondary Break into Half Court Offense with Larry Brown »
•  Last Hot Statistics Topics at the Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis FORUMS  »
•  Basketball Statistics Case Studies: 06/13 Case Study 'About Basketball Assists Statistics Tracking Case Study' Conclusion (text)  »
•  Last 5 Statistics Posts at the Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis BLOGS  »
•  eBA Stats Group of Web Sites Previous News Archive ... Who are We ?  »

in the next issue, which will be dated October 31th, 2013 Click on the Title to go to THAT Site !

•  Basketball Statistics Case Studies: 09/13 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) »
•  APRIL 2013 eBA TOP 5 !: First 5 Basketball Coaching Books and DVD in the eBA Ranking »
•  You Tube BA Channel: Last Videos Added to our eBA Channel on You Tube ! »
•  Last Basketball Statistics Featured Posts at the Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis BLOGS  »
•  ENCYCLOPEDIA eBA !: Last Basketball and Statistics Terms & Concepts Added  »
•  Clinics & Courses eBA ONLINE: The 2012 Complete eBA System Course is Available Online ! »
•  Our Social & Professional Networks: eBA Stats on Google +, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn   »

12 Sites NewsFlash ...including the newest: The eBA Great DEBATE Blog !
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eBA Portal: Basketball LIVE on eBA Stats ~ Daily FREE EUROBASKET SLOVENIA 2013 Games on your PC & Laptop
eBA System: The Chapter 'A Basketball Technical Foul at Inbounds Tracking' was Uploaded !
eBA Clinics: eBA Stats Group Graduates 2013 eBA Clinic Online opening the Spring / Autumn Term !
eBA Encyclopedia: The WIKI Basketball Encyclopedia Working Again in Full Swing After the 'Tiki Consultants Disaster' !
eBA Blogs: Basketball Statistics Concepts: Bounced Around: After 12 coaching jobs in 16 years, Elwyn McRoy takes one last shot
eBA Forums: Current Hot Topic - Más Bloqueos, Robos de Balón y Ataques Rápidos Exitosos
eBA Store: Best Seller this MONTH - Frank Haith: All Access University of Missouri Basketball Practice 4-Pack DVD with Frank Haith
eBA Facebook: Due to violations of our privacy, eBA Facebook works in "automatic mode" ! eBA is LIVE at Google +
eBA Twitter: All the eBA Articles, Forum Messages, Blog Posts and eBA Great AS Debate Posts on a daily basis !
eBA You Tube: Videos from Fran Fraschilla, John Calipari, Bob Hurley, Tara VanDerveer, Alan Stein,  & Mike Krzyzewski uploaded !
eBA Google +: The eBADVICES, Reviews & Recommendations eBA about Basketball Websites, Books & DVDs !
eBA Great DEBATE: Basketball Advanced Or/And/With Conventional Statistics... ! Go to the last Message! 'NBA Statistics are Misleading'

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Following on from our last edition. we present to you only the heading in summary and links of the articles, news and activities of the eBA Stats Group, being able to read the full contents, and watch the videos and photographs online also here.

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eBA vacations are over... Beginning September the 1st all the eBA Stats Team, our Work Groups, Clinics and Case Studies, shall resume their regular work again !

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were uploaded at our You TubeBA Channel !

Coaches Alan Stein, Andrew Grantz, Andy Toole, Bill Self, Billy Donovan, Bob Huggins, Bob Hurley, Bob Knight, Brenda Frese, Chris Mooney, Coach 'K' Mike Krzyzewski, Coach 'P' Joanne P. McCallie, Chris Collins, Dave Paulsen, Dave Rose, Dean Smith, Don Showalter, Ed Madec, Fran Fraschilla, Frank Martin, Geno Auriemma, Gregg Marshall, Herb Magee, Jeff Capel, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, Jim Larranaga, John Calipari, John Miller, Keno Davis, Kevin Sutton, Kelvin Sampson, Larry Brown, Mark Gottfried, Matt Bollant, Michael Bradley, Mike Brey, Mike Dunlap, Mike Jones, Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Maker, Mike Procopio, Mike Rice, Nick Cammarano, Pat Summitt, Peter "Pistol Pete" Maravich, Rck Barry, Scott Cross, Scott Drew, Sean Miller, Seth Greenberg, Sherry Coale, Steph Wood, Steve Donahue, Steve Fisher, Steve Prohm, Steve Schmidt, Steve Wojciechowski, Tara Vanderveer, Tom Izzo & Travis Ford, as well as Peter "Pistol Pete" Maravich are now present in our Coaching Playlists !

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from the eBA Permanent Clinic Last Month Meetings:

About Basketball Stats, Methods and Players

"... About Statistics & Methods: There is a general interpreted sensation that statistical knowledge is many times incorrectly used with intention, by finding ways to translate information from the observation that are favorably disposed to the presenter.

A famous quote, included in our front page,  from former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is  "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

In truth , the well-known book How to Lie With Statistics How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff identify many cases of deceptive uses of statistics, concentrating on graphs designed to deceive  either deliberately .

By choosing (or rejecting, or modifying) a certain sample, results can be manipulated; throwing out  bad data values or local anomalies is one means of doing so ( eliminating one or more low performance games of a certain player from his season balance, is a known example ).

This may be the result of without restrictions fraud or of complex, balanced and unintentional bias on the part of the statistician.

Do you know the case of that point guard that at home plays, with the locals guys at the computers, had 11.1 assists per game... meanwhile on the road he served only 3.2.....?

"... About Statistics & Players: The stats of a player candidate to enroll a team are certainly important, but they're not everything.
David Friedman wisely said in our eBA Blogs that 'economics is not a science, nor is basketball statistical analysis' !

Numbers certainly played a role, but they can't be the determining factor in the decision. These are just some questions to see on the candidates out of their numbers:

- look at his importance to their team, the leadership ability.
- a leader, someone who could also defend, score and make everyone around him better.
- a guy who has courage, so that the guys who are following him know he won't back down.
- a good penetrator and/or a good rebounder, plays good defense and obsessed with winning. ..."

"... About the Statistician and the Head Coach: Meanwhile statistics may provide a road map, the coach during the game have to have the feel of the game.

Statistician's numbers can help the coach understand what's going on, but during the game the coach is alone in front of the court.

In basketball, no one is alone at home plate as in baseball, isolated against an opponent again and again like the batter-pitcher matchup.

A basketball player's shots vary in degree of difficulty based on his teammates' ability and willingness to set him up with a pass.

The statistician tries to measure those things by focusing on efficiency, both by a team and an individual.

How often does a certain player make good things happen when he touches the ball ?

How often does he keep bad things from happening on defense?

Who gets better the more shots he takes? Who gets worse?

Those are only some of the questions the statistician takes a scientist's approach to answering, subject on which this course tries to resolve in the first level. ..."

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

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Duke Basketball Drills Series ~ 5 DVDs by Jeff Capel, Christopher Collins and Steven Wojciechowski

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Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
by Phil Jackson
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Frank Haith:
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Basketball Books & eBooks Catalogue ...

Basketball DVDs Catalogue ...

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After a preliminary group analysis, the eBA Team
recommends only the highest quality good basketball books, eBooks and DVDs ! This is our vocation !

Buy With CONFIDENCE and Without INTERMEDIARIES ! Avoid to buy by way of an only email-link to the product ... read and examine in detail our reviews, eBA DVICES and recommendations ... before ! Thank You !

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•  Multiple Foul (Rule 4-19-11 Summary)

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•  Falta Múltiple (Regla 4.19.11 en Resumen)

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•  A Basketball Technical Foul at Inbounds Tracking

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with Larry Brown, SMU Head Coach;
distinguished member of the Basketball Hall of Fame (2002);
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Last Hot Statistics Posts at the eBA FORUMS:

The Most Accurate Passers' Formula: Percentage of Touches that Were Bad Passes ~ 128749 Views ~
VIDEO Case Study= The Same Mistake Twice ! Is there any special statistical qualification ? ~ 165209 Views ~
eBA Basketball Statistics System VI: Basketball Time Played: The Formula ~ 6.3 ~ 137199 Views ~

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Basketball Statistics Case Studies

Last Month Case Study Conclusion:

About Basketball Assists Statistics Tracking Case Study

"... A1 passes to A3, who is about 6 m. from the basket. A3 immediately shoots and scores.

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 tracking ( 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:

This probably is the toughest decision involving basketball assists.

• If A1 found A3 unguarded, A1 probably should get the assist.

• If the statistician feels that the ball merely was being passed around in hopes of finding a way to penetrate the defense and A3 merely decided to shoot, then no assist should be credited.

• The statistician must decide to credit a POTENTIAL ASSIST to A1 if he was in good shooting position and A3 misses the shot !

This Case Study was presented as every 15th. day in even months, on June 15th, 2013 ( before our vacations ! ) in our eBA Portal: were sent 1,098 answers, 329 partial answers and 602 totally correct, that's means including all the options, registrations and qualifications.

A Six Month Free eBA Full Member Registration
was sent to those who submitted the correct answers !

Go to eBA Portal to Solve this Month Case Study ...

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Last Statistics Post at the Basketball Statistics Blogs:

•  About a Traveling Turnover, a 8/10 Seconds Backcourt Violation & Points Scored in the Wrong Basket

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Last Post at the eBA GREAT DEBATE Blog:

•  Defensive Rebound at the Offensive Free Throw are "The Biggest Selfish Glut of All Time"

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The eBA Stats Group, with our 20 websites, is present in all those SPNS (Social or Professional Networking Sites).

But instead of going to the uncontrolled and unqualified quantity, we are building social network targeted audiences: therefore in our networks we only receive and look for basketball professionals, followers or supporters in general, and/or belonging to our specific area: the basketball statistics creative analysis !

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