All posts tagged Phil Jackson

Do analytics deserve a seat at the table?

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) June 30, 2017 Often, professional sports organizations employ the “go-for” model for incorporating analytics. Picture a group of executives seated around a large table deciding what to do for lunch. They may toss around a couple options—Italian or Chinese—before bickering on whether they should order individual entrees or share crowd-sized portions.  […]

Carmelo by the numbers

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) January 27, 2017 Reports are that Phil Jackson is serious about trading Carmelo Anthony. Melo is a bit of an enigma.  He is a 9-time all-star, 6-time all-NBA selection and a 4-time U.S. Olympian.  Those are the kinds of credentials that should cement any player’s legacy.  Yet, the recent trade rumors […]

Penetration, 3-Pointers and Help Defense

By Chris Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) and Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) September 29, 2015   On May 10, 2015, Phil Jackson famously gave the world his “how’s it goink?” tweet. In that tweet and surrounding messages, Phil suggested that the NBA is more about penetration than 3-point shooting. Phil has a point. Penetration is important. The issue is […]

Preliminary Investigation into Defensive Stretch

By Stephen Shea (@SteveShea33) and Chris Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) September 14, 2015   On May 10, 2015 (after the now famous “goink” text), Phil Jackson tweeted, “Seriously, bball, it’s about penetration.” Phil is correct. Great offenses find ways to get to the hoop. Great defenses find ways to stop that penetration. SportVU’s spatial tracking system in […]