Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2010«

Sampling from Stumbling on Wins

March 31, 2010 by


Buying a book is like buying an album.  The decision is so much easier if you can sample some of the material first.   Well, FT Press (our publisher) is giving you such a chance.  Here are three articles taken from the material in Stumbling on Wins.  If you like these, you will probably like — […]

The Wall Street Journal, the Final Four, and Many More Reviews

March 30, 2010 by


Does the Final Four Boost Your Draft Stock?   This is the question posed by David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal.  His answer – drawn from Stumbling on Wins – is illustrated with a few examples of the link between a Final Four appearance and draft position.  He also notes perhaps the best college […]

Five Questions — and Perhaps Some Answers — on the Milwaukee Bucks

March 29, 2010 by


There is some discussion on how the Milwaukee Bucks – a team many believed would be one of the worst teams in the NBA this season – suddenly have a winning record and look posed to make someone unhappy in the playoffs.  Chris Sheridan – of – has a story that seems to focus […]

Bloomberg Radio Today at 12pm MST

March 29, 2010 by


This afternoon I am once again scheduled to appear on The Hays Advantage on Bloomberg Radio.  Kathleen Hays and I will be discussing the NCAA tournament as well as Stumbling on Wins.   I am schedule to be on for an hour, starting at 12pm MST (2pm EST).  If you wish to listen, you can tune in […]

The Final Four Winners

March 28, 2010 by


The impact a Final Four appearance has on a player’s draft position is one of the stories Henry Abbott highlighted in his very lengthy discussion of Stumbling on Wins (currently available – as I might have mentioned — at, Barnes and, and  Our book reports that a player who appears in the […]

Could it Be a Magical Summer in Orlando?

March 26, 2010 by


Who is the second best team in the NBA in 2009-10?  If we focus on wins and losses, the NBA’s second best are the LA Lakers.  But efficiency differential – or offensive efficiency minus defensive efficiency – says it is the Orlando Magic.  With nearly 87% of the regular season completed, here are the top […]

Stumbling on Wins: Stumbling on a Great Book and More Early Reviews

March 25, 2010 by


The following is from Ty Willihnganz.  Ty’s the author of the Courtside Analyst, an extremely good blog (which primarily focus on the Milwaukee Bucks with metrics derived from Wins Produced and Win Score) that has been noted before in this forum.   Ty got his copy of Stumbling on Wins yesterday.  Today he posted his review.  I […]

The Record Setting Bobcats

March 23, 2010 by


Michael Jordan is the new owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.  For those unfamiliar with Bobcat history, this is a team that has never made the playoffs and never posted a winning record.  So this team is not exactly the jewel of the NBA.  But it does look like NBA life in North Carolina is getting […]

Bloomberg Radio this Afternoon

March 22, 2010 by


This afternoon I am scheduled to appear on The Hays Advantage on Bloomberg Radio.  Kathleen Hays and I will be discussing the NCAA tournament at 12:30pmMST (2:30pmEST).  – DJ

Using Sports to Paint a Bigger Picture: Continuing the Story

March 21, 2010 by


My latest at Huffington Post – Stumbling on Wins: Using Sports to Paint a Bigger Picture – explores the bigger picture told in our latest book.  Stumbling on Wins doesn’t just tell a host of different stories drawn from the world of sports.  We also hope to show that the study of how decisions are […]