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Clippers -- Lessons from Losers

Recently, on the NBA Network, I caught the tail end of a conversation between Kenny Smith and another announcer about

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The Wooden School of Management

As a young sports fan, I came of age watching but not liking UCLA basketball in the late 1960s and

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4th Downs and Beyond: Coaches as Optimizers

Ran across a recent piece on the evolution of Jason Garrett's playing calling by Jonathan Bales of DC Times (an

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Pitch Til You Lose

Game 1 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Yankees  once again spotlighted the flaws in the use of MLB

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manager efficiency NCAA; college sports; football

Chizik-Auburn Marriage Made in Heaven (or Roulette Wheel)

Two years ago, I dissed the hiring of Gene Chizik by Auburn.  I didn't predict failure but highlighted how poorly

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The Impact Of Managerial Change On Performance: The Role Of Team Heterogeneity

“When a key responsibility of a manager is to allocate more or less attractive tasks, subordinates have an incentive to

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The Will to Make Tough, But Correct Decisions: Harbaugh and McCarthy

Related to the prior post on managerial decision making, Jim Harbaugh has finally won over almost all his critics for

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Sir Alex & His Peers

Most U.S. sports fans don’t know who Sir Alex Ferguson is much less his accomplishments as manager of the most

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College Football manager efficiency

Kiffin to USC: Cover Band?

On CollegeFootball Talk/NBC Sports, Keith Arnold makes a funny observation: If the goal of hiring a Carroll disciple was the

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Coaching Ambition and Folly

As WKU recently endured a humiliating home beatdown by Louisville, my thoughts turned to one of the assistant coaches on

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Major League Baseball manager efficiency MLB

The World is Not Enough

Ryan Jazayerli at Grantland offers a thorough and insightful survey of the demise of the Astros in "Rock Bottom in

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Major League Baseball manager efficiency MLB

How Much v. How Well -- Michael Jordan as "6th Man"?

In 1968, Gates Brown hit .450 as a pinch hitter and .370 in total with an OPS of 1.12.  Yet,

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