You know how it goes, take a day off and come in to extra work at the office. So, rather than write my own stuff today, let me pass along these three links worth checking out:
1) Did you know Don Nelson actually had a solid career playing in the NBA? Neither did I. The people at Hoopsanalyst have taken a closer look at Nelson’s career and it’s an interesting read.
2) If you haven’t been to 82games.com and followed their efforts to improve the statistics kept for defense, the NY Times will sum it up for you. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to seeing the results of this â€” this kind of work is desperately needed.