All posts tagged Spurs

Is the once innovative Spurs offense now outdated?

By Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) July 7, 2017 He’s a genius, the NBA’s best coach in recent history hands down. Since Gregg Popovich’s first full season as San Antonio’s head coach, 1997-98, the Spurs have had 20 consecutive playoff appearances, a regular-season record of 1133-459 (a .712 win %), and won 5 titles. One of the […]

The Defensive 3-Point Revolution

By Chris Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) and Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) September 23, 2016 If the city of Boston were redesigned from scratch tomorrow, no sane person would weave the confounding knot of one-way roads that tangle the city today. If considered in a bubble, coaching strategies shortly after the introduction of the 3-point line made as much […]

How an NBA team can use an expected points model

By Chris Baker (@ChrisBakerAM) and Steve Shea (@SteveShea33) March 16, 2015   “We played well tonight, but the shots didn’t fall.” – Every coach ever We hate the use of “random” or “luck” when describing the outcomes of athletic events. When Curry makes a three, it’s not the same as walking up to a slot machine, […]

Layup for you, 3 for me

February 4, 2016 By Stephen Shea Modern NBA teams love the 3-point shot. (Well, most of them do.) This season, teams are averaging an all-time-high 23.7 3-point attempts per game. Even in this 3-point-happy era, almost everyone would agree that offenses would rather get a good attempt at the hoop than a typical 3-point attempt.   […]