Letter By The Editors: Management

  Organized sports wouldn’t exist without coaching, not to mention, they would never achieve the level of play seen today without the guidance of wise mentors. Every great athlete on the warpath takes time to thank a coach at some point of the way, surely they couldn’t have done it without them, they’ll tout. But another factor has yet to be introduced, reserved for upper level play. This factor is…

November 15, 2016
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Not That Qualified

November 15, 2016

Historically, team’s have always built their organizations from the top down. Teams were created first by individuals and then talent is sought after. Those in the front office usually gave up their positions to heirs of the throne, or hire a former athlete. This rite of passage was taken seriously, until ultra rich guys like Mark Cuban shook their money trees to make people forgot about qualifications and all that…

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Claude Julien: One Last Chance

November 11, 2016

The Boston Bruins are a historic franchise that has seen some of the greatest players and coaches in the long history of the NHL and their current coach, Claude Julien, is one of Boston’s best. Prior to the Bruins Claude had been a mostly minor league defenseman from 1980-92, but after retiring as a player began a more successful coaching career. After a brief stint with the Montreal Canadiens and an even…

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Tanking. Is It Worth It?

November 11, 2016

Tanking. Is it worth it? The NBA is arguably one of the most predictable leagues in professional sports. You have teams such as the Warriors, Cavs, and Spurs who are likely going to earn the most wins this season. And you have the losers like the Sixers who just can’t seem to catch a break. So that begs to answer the question: Tanking. Is it worth it? Let’s start with…

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Advanced Analytics in the NBA: A Love Story

November 11, 2016

In the past few years we have seen an exponential growth in the use of advanced analytics in the NBA. With more and more teams investing heavily into analyzing metrics, the industry has been able to boom and provide more and more accurate data each year. While Rockets GM Daryl Morey may be the most well known proponent of analytics, he definitely was neither the first nor the most successful….

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Those Other Sox

November 10, 2016

The Chicago White Sox won the World Series in 2005. Since then, they have been to the playoffs but once, winning only one game. They haven’t been to the playoffs in 8 years. And the blame for that, rests solely on management. But especially one person – owner Jerry Reinsdorf.   See, teams like the New England Patriots have something called the “Patriots Way”. They hold onto their management, players,…

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The Wright Coach for Villanova

November 8, 2016

Jay Wright is the head coach for the Villanova Men’s Basketball Team. He has a total of 33 years of coaching experience under his belt, 21 of those years with the Wildcats. He is a two time Naismith College Coach of the Year, a five time Big East Coach of the Year and the two time America East Coach of the Year. His most recent victory was last seasons NCAA…

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