Entries from October 2011

Alvin Gentry the lineup optimizer

October 24th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Last month I discussed Ian Levy’s findings on which coaches are most effective at doling out minutes, in which Alvin Gentry was ranked the sixth-most effective coach of the 45 analyzed. Levy re-calibrated his approach “to create a method that compares the talent level of a roster to the quantity of time that a coach was able to get […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns team improvement video

October 20th, 2011 · 4 Comments

The Phoenix Suns offseason improvement video series is finally complete, with the final video (above) breaking down three areas where the Suns as a team need to get better before next season, whenever that may be. Below is the full list of offseason improvement videos included in the series. The videos can also be found […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Videos

NBA lockout mediation leads to progress, more talks scheduled

October 20th, 2011 · 5 Comments

After meeting for more than 24 hours the past two days with federal mediator George Cohen, including Tuesday’s marathon 16-hour negotiating session, progress has been made on the proposed revenue split but many issues still remain between the NBA and the player’s association, according to Yahoo! reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. A source told Woj that the sides […]

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Tags: Lockout · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News

Pain and perseverance: The Walter Davis story

October 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

“… Not your average shooter. He’s an artist. His jumper is picture perfect. If you wanted to teach someone how to shoot the ball, you would say to them, ‘Do it the way Walter does.’ He has great rotation on the ball and a soft, gentle touch.” – Former Phoenix Suns head coach John MacLeod  […]

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Steve Nash checks in at No. 14 in ESPN’s #NBARank

October 14th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This summer ESPN’s NBA editors undertook a project to rank every player in the NBA based on their current ability, a process that involved 91 experts including members of the TrueHoop Network. Then one by one from 500 down to one the editors have revealed the names on Twitter and solicited reader feedback, which has […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robert Sarver · Steve Nash

Robert Sarver looks forward to clearing his name as season’s first two weeks are canceled

October 11th, 2011 · 22 Comments

PHOENIX — As has been feared for months, NBA commissioner David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the NBA season on Monday, citing a significant gulf “on virtually all issues,” according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein. Thus it would now take a miracle for the NBA not to lose games for just the second time […]

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Tags: Lockout · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robert Sarver · Steve Nash