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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…


Sports Through the Ages: The Original Superstars

Stardom and celebrity are key components of the sports media industry. Stars like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky can take a sport to new heights while others like Tiger Woods can essentially create a fanbase. Many fans tune into games simply to see their favorite players and it is not uncommon for a fan’s allegiance to a team to be based on the players rather than the city. The profile…


Not That Qualified

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…


Claude Julien: One Last Chance

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…


Tanking. Is It Worth It?

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…


Advanced Analytics in the NBA: A Love Story

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….


Those Other Sox

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,…